PG&E To Send More Than 150 Electric Personnel To New York To Help Restore Power In Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy

  PG&E To Send More Than 150 Electric Personnel To New York To Help Restore
                    Power In Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company
(PG&E) announced today that it is sending more than 150 employees to New York
to help restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Crews from all over
PG&E's Northern and Central California service area will depart from
Sacramento within the next couple of days.

"Providing support to other utilities throughout the nation during major
natural disasters is one of the hallmarks of PG&E and the electric utility
industry," said Geisha Williams, executive vice president of electric
operations. "The men and women of PG&E are proud to help restore power to the
victims of Hurricane Sandy, who are expected to experience widespread and
long-term outages. We pulled crews from throughout our service area so that we
can continue to provide safe, reliable and affordable electric service to our
customers here in California while also providing critical restoration
assistance in New York."

Many utility companies in the storm's projected path are calling upon extra
workers and resources from across the country through the industry's Mutual
Aid Network. PG&E is part of the network of U.S. utilities that call on one
another to assist in power restoration efforts after major events like
hurricanes, winter storms and wildfires.

PG&E has coordinated with Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the association of
U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, and the Mutual Aid Network to
determine where its assistance would be most beneficial. PG&E resources will
assist Con Edison in New York City and Westchester County.

PG&E will send overhead and underground maintenance and construction crews,
electric first responders who determine the cause of an outage and how best to
restore power, and damage assessment personnel. The utility will also send
logistics support and field safety personnel.

As many as 10 states along the Eastern Seaboard -- Virginia, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, North Carolina, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York
and Connecticut, as well as Washington, DC, -- have declared states of
emergency. Additionally, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Connecticut have
announced evacuations in certain parts of their states.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG),
is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the
United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company
delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern
and Central California. For more information, visit and


Contact: PG&E External Communications, +1-415-973-5930
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