Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an investor owned entity serving California. A total of 2,399,644 customers (3.77% industrial accounts, 9.97% commercial customers and 86.26% residential customers) are provided electricity by the company. Pacific Gas and Electric Company bills their consumers a residential electricity rate of 25.21 cents per kilowatt hour on average. Unfortunately for their customers, this rate is higher than both the California and the national average rates of 21.33 and 13.33 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. In 2019 Pacific Gas and Electric Company sold 48.19% of their disposition to end users (known as retail sales) and 28.95% to other companies on the wholesale market. Of the megawatt hours they sourced, 33,491,087 of them were generated by plants owned by the company and 42,164,686 megawatt hours were purchased on the wholesale market. In 2019, they made a total of $14,242,165,000 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 10.27% of their revenue come from sales to the wholesale market.

About Pacific Gas and Electric Company

The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $122.47, while the Pacific Gas and Electric Company average is 19.04% more at $145.34 per month. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the 82nd ranked supplier in the state for average monthly bill amount. Generation by the company from natural gas totals 6,241,944.03 megawatt hours, which is about 24.48% of their total generation. With total emissions of 7,387,306,624.45 kilograms a year, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the 4th highest polluting electricity provider in California and 98th highest in the country out of 206 and 3511 companies respectively. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the 3rd largest provider out of 206 electricity companies in the state based on total megawatt hours sold.

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the 4th highest ranked provider in California out of 206 when it comes to total pollution, with the company's electricity sales leading to 7,387,306,624.45 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More importantly, the provider averages 208.12 kilograms of CO2 emissions per megawatt hour sold, which is a better measurement of the supplier's emission levels. They rank 3158th highest in the country in this category. The provider's top fuel type used for electricity generation is Nuclear. Roughly 53.77% of the company's generated electricity is from Nuclear. Other fuel types used include Natural Gas at 24.48% and Conventional Hydroelectric at 20.64% of production. Pacific Gas and Electric Company has the 1st most generating facilities associated with a provider out of the 206 providers in the state that we gather data on. They have ownership of or ties to 70 power plants throughout their service area.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Net Metering

Pacific Gas and Electric Company allows customers of the company to participate in net metering programs. Installation of solar panels and other electricity sources is often prohibitively priced for individuals. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell extra wattage back to their company, making the installation of these alternative sources economically viable .

Energy Loss

Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently reported an annual loss of approximately 22.86% of the electricity that they produce. Loss of electricity due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of operating in the electricity production business and electricity providers are required to report these losses to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. This percentage of energy lost gives them a rank of 2nd worst out of 206 suppliers reporting energy loss in the state.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Rate & Electric Bills

Pacific Gas and Electric Company residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.313/kWh$0.167/kWh$205.13/mo.$68.05/mo.
3117th25.21¢Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Average residential price per kWh
2687th$145.34Average monthly electric bill for Pacific Gas and Electric Company's residential customers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:PG&E Corporation
  • Subsidiary Company:PG&E & Modesto Irrigation District
  • Headquarters:2555 Myrtle Avenue
    Eureka, California 95501
    United States of America
  • CEO:Patricia K. Poppe

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Quick Facts About Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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With generation of 25,493,012 megawatt hours, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the 56th largest total producer of all providers in the nation.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company produces 276,725 megawatt hours of electricity (or 1.09% of their total production) from solar.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company generates 19,954,010 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources, which is 1st in California out of 206 providers.

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There was an increase in CO2 emissions of 3,016,341,101.35 kilograms (69.01%) from the generation of electricity sold by Pacific Gas and Electric Company throughout the preceding 12 months.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company generates 5,262,277 megawatt hours of electricity from the use of hydroelectric power, making Pacific Gas and Electric Company 1st in the state out of 206 electric suppliers.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company produces 21.73% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources, which ranks them 334th in the United States out of the 3511 providers we track.

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Energy provider of the year for California, Major Provider Category
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Energy provider of the year for California, Major Provider Category
Largest Producer of Renewable Electricity
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Energy Loss

Pacific Gas and Electric Company's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

17,295,786MWh

17 National Rank

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Energy Makeup

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company State Coverage

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California2,399,6438,378,962,0003100%

Pacific Gas and Electric Company County Coverage

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Alameda County1,671,329324.60$144.78/mo
Alpine County1,129218.57$107.16/mo
Amador County39,752124.67$145.89/mo
Butte County219,186224.67$145.89/mo
Calaveras County45,905224.67$145.89/mo
Colusa County21,547224.67$145.89/mo
Contra Costa County1,153,526224.67$145.89/mo
El Dorado County192,843223.35$137.55/mo
Fresno County999,101423.94$141.93/mo
Glenn County28,393224.67$145.89/mo

Power Plants Owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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San Luis Obispo County CA Nuclear 13,708,554203,172,332.2514.82No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Contra Costa County CA Natural Gas 3,116,6841,203,157,095.42386.04No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Colusa County CA Natural Gas 2,561,402987,467,346.46385.52No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Humboldt County CA Natural Gas 551,471258,592,388.16468.91YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Shasta County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 478,54629,714,420.2362.09No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Shasta County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 398,22924,705,450.3862.04No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Shasta County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 291,81618,122,565.5262.1No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Caribou CDP CA Conventional Hydroelectric 276,86417,109,275.2461.8No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Shasta County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 260,84516,084,426.761.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Fresno County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 251,77815,525,329.4661.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Fuel Makeup

NUCLEAR
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53.77%
NATURAL GAS
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24.48%
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Conventional Hydroelectric
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20.64%
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1.09%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
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0.01%

Cities Pacific Gas and Electric Company Has Coverage

  • Albany, CA
  • Amador City, CA
  • American Canyon, CA
  • Anderson, CA
  • Angels, CA
  • Antioch, CA
  • Arcata, CA
  • Arroyo Grande, CA
  • Arvin, CA
  • Atascadero, CA
  • Atherton, CA
  • Auburn, CA
  • Avenal, CA
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Belmont, CA
  • Belvedere, CA
  • Benicia, CA
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Biggs, CA
  • Blue Lake, CA
  • Brentwood, CA
  • Brisbane, CA
  • Buellton, CA
  • Burlingame, CA
  • Calistoga, CA
  • Campbell, CA
  • Capitola, CA
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Chico, CA
  • Chowchilla, CA
  • Clayton, CA
  • Clearlake, CA
  • Cloverdale, CA
  • Clovis, CA
  • Coalinga, CA
  • Colfax, CA
  • Colma, CA
  • Colusa, CA
  • Concord, CA
  • Corcoran, CA
  • Corning, CA
  • Corte Madera, CA
  • Cotati, CA
  • Cupertino, CA
  • Daly City, CA
  • Danville, CA
  • Davis, CA
  • Del Rey Oaks, CA
  • Dinuba, CA
  • Dixon, CA
  • Dos Palos, CA
  • Dublin, CA
  • East Palo Alto, CA
  • El Cerrito, CA
  • Emeryville, CA
  • Escalon, CA
  • Eureka, CA
  • Fairfax, CA
  • Fairfield, CA
  • Ferndale, CA
  • Firebaugh, CA
  • Fort Bragg, CA
  • Fortuna, CA
  • Foster City, CA
  • Fowler, CA
  • Fremont, CA
  • Fresno, CA
  • Gilroy, CA
  • Gonzales, CA
  • Grass Valley, CA
  • Greenfield, CA
  • Gridley, CA
  • Grover Beach, CA
  • Guadalupe, CA
  • Gustine, CA
  • Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Hanford, CA
  • Hayward, CA
  • Healdsburg, CA
  • Hercules, CA
  • Hillsborough, CA
  • Hollister, CA
  • Huron, CA
  • Ione, CA
  • Isleton, CA
  • Jackson, CA
  • Kerman, CA
  • King City, CA
  • Kingsburg, CA
  • Lafayette, CA
  • Lakeport, CA
  • Larkspur, CA
  • Lathrop, CA
  • Lemoore, CA
  • Lincoln, CA
  • Live Oak, CA
  • Livermore, CA
  • Lodi, CA
  • Lompoc, CA
  • Loomis, CA
  • Los Altos, CA
  • Los Altos Hills, CA
  • Los Banos, CA
  • Los Gatos, CA
  • Madera, CA
  • Manteca, CA
  • Maricopa, CA
  • Marina, CA
  • Martinez, CA
  • Marysville, CA
  • McFarland, CA
  • Mendota, CA
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • Merced, CA
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • Millbrae, CA
  • Milpitas, CA
  • Modesto, CA
  • Monte Sereno, CA
  • Monterey, CA
  • Moraga, CA
  • Morgan Hill, CA
  • Morro Bay, CA
  • Mountain View, CA
  • Napa, CA
  • Nevada City, CA
  • Newark, CA
  • Newman, CA
  • Novato, CA
  • Oakdale, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Oakley, CA
  • Orange Cove, CA
  • Orinda, CA
  • Orland, CA
  • Oroville, CA
  • Pacific Grove, CA
  • Pacifica, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Paradise, CA
  • Parlier, CA
  • Petaluma, CA
  • Piedmont, CA
  • Pinole, CA
  • Pismo Beach, CA
  • Pittsburg, CA
  • Placerville, CA
  • Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Pleasanton, CA
  • Plymouth, CA
  • Point Arena, CA
  • Portola Valley, CA
  • Red Bluff, CA
  • Redding, CA
  • Redwood City, CA
  • Reedley, CA
  • Richmond, CA
  • Rio Dell, CA
  • Rio Vista, CA
  • Ripon, CA
  • Riverbank, CA
  • Rocklin, CA
  • Rohnert Park, CA
  • Roseville, CA
  • Ross, CA
  • Salinas, CA
  • San Anselmo, CA
  • San Bruno, CA
  • San Carlos, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Joaquin, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • San Juan Bautista, CA
  • San Leandro, CA
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • San Mateo, CA
  • San Pablo, CA
  • San Rafael, CA
  • San Ramon, CA
  • Sand City, CA
  • Sanger, CA
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • Santa Maria, CA
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Saratoga, CA
  • Sausalito, CA
  • Scotts Valley, CA
  • Seaside, CA
  • Sebastopol, CA
  • Selma, CA
  • Shafter, CA
  • Soledad, CA
  • Solvang, CA
  • Sonoma, CA
  • Sonora, CA
  • South San Francisco, CA
  • St. Helena, CA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Suisun City, CA
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • Sutter Creek, CA
  • Taft, CA
  • Tehama, CA
  • Tiburon, CA
  • Tracy, CA
  • Trinidad, CA
  • Ukiah, CA
  • Union City, CA
  • Vacaville, CA
  • Vallejo, CA
  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • Wasco, CA
  • Waterford, CA
  • Watsonville, CA
  • West Sacramento, CA
  • Wheatland, CA
  • Williams, CA
  • Willits, CA
  • Willows, CA
  • Windsor, CA
  • Winters, CA
  • Woodlake, CA
  • Woodland, CA
  • Woodside, CA
  • Yountville, CA
  • Yuba City, CA

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company FAQ:

What company is Pacific Gas and Electric Company owned by?

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is owned by PG&E Corporation.

Does Pacific Gas and Electric Company have any subsidiary companies?

PG&E & Modesto Irrigation District is owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

What percentage of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuel types?

Pacific Gas and Electric Company produces 78.27% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuels.

What is the average bill for Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers each month?

Consumers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company pay, on average, a monthly bill of $145.34.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Pacific Gas and Electric Company?

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is associated with or owns 70 power plants.

Who is the CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric Company?

The CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric Company is Patricia K. Poppe.

How many counties does Pacific Gas and Electric Company have customers in to?

Pacific Gas and Electric Company offers service to customers in 45 countiesUS throughout the country.

What cities does Pacific Gas and Electric Company sell electricity to?

Pacific Gas and Electric Company has customers in 226 cities throughout the nation including, California.

What percentage of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s electricity is generated from renewable fuel types?

Pacific Gas and Electric Company generates 21.73% of their electricity using renewable fuel sources.

What is the phone number for Pacific Gas and Electric Company?

You can reach Pacific Gas and Electric Company by phone via (800) 468-4743.

What is the average electricity rate for Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers?

Pacific Gas and Electric Companys current average electricity rate is 25.21 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average California rate of 21.33 cents and the average national rate of 13.33 cents.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-08-25