South San Joaquin Irrigation District
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.
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GOVERNANCE: Elected board of directors
REVENUE: $20.2 million in 2009
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
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