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Facts on SSJID and PG&E

South San Joaquin Irrigation District

FOUNDED: 1909

SERVICES: Irrigation water for about 3,600 farmers in the Manteca-Ripon-Escalon area. Treated water for residents of Manteca, Lathrop and Tracy. Wholesale power generation at three hydroelectric plants on the Stanislaus River in partnership with the Oakdale Irrigation District.

EMPLOYEES: 86

GOVERNANCE: Elected board of directors

REVENUE: $20.2 million in 2009

HEADQUARTERS: Manteca

ON THE NET: www.ssjid.com for general district information; www.savewithssjid.com for effort to acquire retail electricity service area from PG&E


Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

FOUNDED: 1905

SERVICES: Natural gas for 4.2 million customers in much of northern and central California. Electricity for 5.1 million customers in roughly the same area, except for places with public power, such as the Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts.

EMPLOYEES: About 20,000

GOVERNANCE: Managed by company officers, regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission

REVENUE: $14.6 billion in 2008

HEADQUARTERS: San Francisco

ON THE NET: www.pge.com for general company information; www.stoppowergrab.org for information on SSJID issue

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