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Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is an American investor-owned utility (IOU) with publicly traded stock that is headquartered in the Pacific Gas & Electric Building in San Francisco, California, United States. PG&E provides natural gas and electricity to most of the northern two-thirds of California, from Bakersfield and Santa Barbara to near the Oregon State Line and Nevada and Arizona State Line, which represents 5.2 million households. PG&E is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission. It is the leading subsidiary of the holding company PG&E Corporation, which has a market capitalization of $3.242 billion as of January 16, 2019. It was founded by George H. Roe after California's Gold Rush and by 1984 was the United States' "largest electric utility business". PG&E is one of four regulated, investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in California; the other three are PacifiCorp's Pacific Power, Southern California Edison and Sempra Energy's San Diego Gas & Electric.

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Northern Californians can expect widespread power cuts aimed at preventing wildfires for a decade while Pacific Gas & Electric upgrades wires systems, cuts back..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 hours ago

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Appearing before an emergency meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric executives defended their decision to shut off..
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 5 hours ago

The head of California’s biggest utility, under fire over the company’s handling of a pre-emptive power shut-off, will face questioning from state..
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 14 hours ago

Friday: The quake hit after a day of remembrance for the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Also: What to expect when leaders of PG&E talk to state regulators.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 15 hours ago

Tuesday: A special report from Oakland. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom slams PG&E; and layoffs at Uber.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 4 days ago

California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) should be held accountable for mismanaging last week's power shutoffs and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

California utility's CEO apologizes for the marketing event, calling it "insensitive" and "tone deaf," a report says
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

California Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized PG&E for greed, mismanagement amid power cuts
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

The utility turned off power to hundreds of thousands of customers to reduce the risk of wildfires. Many could be without electricity for days.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

The second phase of a safety plan intended to prevent wildfires left hundreds of thousands more without electricity.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

PG&E was turning the lights back on for more than 100,000 homes and businesses as wildfire risk eases. SDGE power shutoff also possible.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

Thursday: Confusion reigned as PG&E cut power across a broad swath. Also: Katelyn Ohashi, on paying college athletes; and a Dodgers loss.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

Residents blasted power company PG&E for preemptively cutting off the power for more than 700,000 people
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

At least half a dozen wildfires are burning across California. Forecasters say high winds and low humidity are increasing the risk. Those conditions prompted the..
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

Electricity was shut off to nearly 750,000 California homes and workplaces on Wednesday as Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) imposed a string of planned power..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A deliberate power outage by the state’s largest utility sent residents scrambling — and debating whether it was worth it.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

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