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1330 Broadway #1605,
Oakland CA 94612
800-743-5000

http://www.pge.com

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business—the generation, transmission and delivery of energy. The company also provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California. Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other utilities in the state are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) which was created by the state Legislature in 1911 to regulate energy, telecommunications, water, and airlines. Fast Facts: 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. 141,215 circuit miles of electric distribution lines and 18,616 circuit miles of interconnected transmission lines. 42,141 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines and 6,438 miles of transportation pipelines. 5.1 million electric customer accounts. 4.3 million natural gas customer accounts. PG&E's Environmental Commitment As provider of electricity and natural gas to approximately 40 percent of Californians and 1 in 20 Americans, we recognize that the way we produce and deliver our products and serve our customers has a direct impact on the environment. We understand that environmental excellence is necessary to be a leader in our industry and to the success of our business. A healthy environment is also necessary for the well-being and vitality of our customers, employees, and the communities we serve—as well as society at large. That's why our environmental commitment extends beyond compliance. Our vision of becoming the nation's leading utility requires that we raise the bar for ourselves, and that we work with others to do the same. We are taking a lead in various parts of our business, including: delivering some of the nation's cleanest electric power, advocating for regulation of greenhouse gases through partnerships, investing in renewables, and supporting our customers through one of the country's most successful energy-efficiency programs—and many other innovative environmental initiatives like ClimateSmart™, a first-of-its-kind voluntary climate protection program. We are also committed to sharing information about our actions, taking responsibility for our historic environmental impacts, and operating in a way that is consistent with our environmental justice principles. Learn more about what we're Doing to reduce our carbon footprint and put our environmental commitment into action.Walnut Creek Chamber Member