EDITORS: Please do not use
"Pacific Gas and Electric" or "PG&E" when
referring to PG&E Corporation or its National Energy Group.
The PG&E National Energy Group is not the same company as Pacific
Gas and Electric Company, the utility, and is not regulated by the
California Public Utilities Commission. Customers of Pacific Gas
and Electric Company do not have to buy products or services from
the National Energy Group in order to continue to receive quality
regulated services from Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
To Governor's Emergency Order
SAN FRANCISCO - Pacific
Gas and Electric Company today issued the following statement, in
response to the emergency declaration which Governor Davis issued
late this evening:
"We support all efforts
that maintain the flow of power to our customers. In that respect,
today's emergency actions are appropriate.
"There are two critical
steps which must be taken to resolve California's energy crisis:
First, a stable supply of electricity must be secured, through long-term
contracts at affordable prices. Second, California's utilities must
be returned to financial health so that outages do not become every
day occurrences for our customers."