Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in Oakland, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.
There are approximately 23,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other energy companies in the state are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC was created by the state Legislature in 1911.
- Service area stretches from Eureka in the north to Bakersfield in the south, and from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the east.
- 106,681 circuit miles of electric distribution lines and 18,466 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines.
- 42,141 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines and 6,438 miles of transmission pipelines.
- 5.5 million electric customer accounts.
- 4.5 million natural gas customer accounts.
Providing natural gas
From the ground to you, learn how we deliver natural gas.
Delivering energy through our electric systems
We deliver energy through electric transmission and distribution systems to our customers. Find out more about this system.
Our hydroelectric system provides safe, reliable and clean energy. The history of this hydroelectric network dates back to the California Gold Rush. Learn more about our hydroelectric system.
Generating clean, nuclear energy
The Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a major source of clean energy for PG&E. Learn more about the plant.