Pacific Gas and Electric Company

About Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company operates in 45 counties and is classified as an investor owned entity. With 2,340,758 customers, the company provides electricity to 89,023 industrial customers, 231,726 commercial locations and 2,020,009 residential locations. Pacific Gas and Electric Company has an average residential electricity rate of 12.29 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 43.78% lower than the average state price of 21.86 cents and 7.34% lower than the nationwide average of 13.26. In 2020 they had sales to end customers totaling 36,233,951 megawatt hours. The electricity sourced by the provider came from a mix of electricity generation from power facilities owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and additional megawatt hours that they acquired via the wholesale market. In 2020, the company earned $8,351,402,000 from retail electricity sales and $1,897,859,000 on the wholesale electricity market.

The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $125.67, while the Pacific Gas and Electric Company average is 52.82% below at $63.38 per month. This is the 57th lowest average monthly bill amount for a provider in the state. The supplier is the 14th largest generator of hydroelectric power in the US out of 3510 suppliers. Electricity generation plants managed by the company use non-renewable fuels to generate 79.30% of their total electricity production, or 20,364,102 megawatt hours. This total ranks them at 1st in the state out of 49 suppliers. Pacific Gas and Electric Company ranks as the 56th highest electricity producer in the US out of 3510 suppliers.

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 38.18% 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 45th best out of 49 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 December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.211/kWh$0.086/kWh$125.22/mo.$39.13/mo.
1651st12.29¢Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Average residential price per kWh
148th$63.38Average 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:3754 East California Avenue
    Fresno, California 93725
    United States of America
  • CEO:Patricia K. Poppe

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Quick Facts About Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company ranks 75th out of 3510 suppliers in the United States for total electricity production from natural gas, with generation totaling 6,242,114.25 total megawatt hours per year.

Based on customer count, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the 3rd largest company out of 49 suppliers in the state.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company generates 54.98% of their megawatt hour production from nuclear power sources, for a total of 14,119,325 megawatt hours produced from nuclear.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company produces 1.08% of its total megawatt hours produced from solar, which is 61st in California for percentage of total electricity generation that comes from solar power.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is 326th in the United States out of the 3510 when considering the percentage of their fuel usage that comes from renewable fuels.

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

Energy Loss

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

-38.18%

Total Energy Loss

33,697,309MWh

1410 National Rank

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Energy Makeup

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
California2,340,7588,296,970,0003100%

Pacific Gas and Electric Company County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Alameda County1,671,329324.56$127.11/mo
Alpine County1,129219.10$111.62/mo
Amador County39,752125.15$150.98/mo
Butte County219,186225.15$150.98/mo
Calaveras County45,905225.15$150.98/mo
Colusa County21,547225.15$150.98/mo
Contra Costa County1,153,526225.15$150.98/mo
El Dorado County192,843223.68$133.68/mo
Fresno County999,101424.46$147.01/mo
Glenn County28,393225.15$150.98/mo

Power Plants Owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
San Luis Obispo County CA Nuclear 14,119,325
Contra Costa County CA Natural Gas 3,265,4211,257,752,439.58385.17
Colusa County CA Natural Gas 2,416,591937,307,234.64387.86
Humboldt County CA Natural Gas 546,866256,150,372.52468.4Yes
Shasta County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 470,294
Shasta County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 383,907
Shasta County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 276,257
Shasta County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 260,845
Caribou CDP CA Conventional Hydroelectric 257,480
Fresno County CA Conventional Hydroelectric 251,778

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Fuel Makeup

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
54.98%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
24.31%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
19.63%
SOLAR
Solar
1.08%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
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 79.30% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuels.

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

Consumers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $63.38.

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 counties 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 20.70% 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 (877) 660-6789.

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

Pacific Gas and Electric Companys current average bundled electricity rate is 12.29 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average California bundled rate of 21.86 cents and the average national rate of 13.26 cents.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-06