Pacific Gas and Electric Company is a holding company of its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (the Utility), an energy company. The Utility generates electricity and provides electric transmission and distribution services throughout its service area in northern and central California to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers. The Utility provides electricity, transmission and distribution services in its service area. Its customers also can obtain electricity from alternative providers, such as municipalities, as well as from self-generation resources, such as rooftop solar installations. It provides natural gas transportation services to core customers, such as small commercial and residential customers, and to non-core customers, such as industrial, large commercial and natural gas-fired electric generation facilities. It serves approximately 16 million Californians across a 70,000-square-mile service area in Northern and Central California.