Washington, D.C.  20549

				    FORM 8-K


    Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

			 Date of Report:  September 7, 2001

            Exact Name of
Commission  Registrant        State or other   IRS Employer
File        as specified      Jurisdiction of  Identification
Number      in its charter    Incorporation    Number
----------  --------------    ---------------  --------------

1-12609     PG&E Corporation  California       94-3234914

1-2348      Pacific Gas and   California       94-0742640
            Electric Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company    PG&E Corporation
77 Beale Street, P.O. Box 770000    One Market, Spear Tower, Suite 2400
San Francisco, California  94177    San Francisco, California 94105

         (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company         PG&E Corporation
(415) 973-7000                           (415) 267-7000

    (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Item 5. Other Events.

On September 7, 2001, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (Utility), a
subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, filed its monthly operating report for the
month ended July 30, 2001, with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern
District of California.  The Utility's monthly operating report includes
an unaudited income statement for the month and an unaudited balance sheet
dated as of the end of the month.  These unaudited financial statements
are attached as Exhibit 99 to this report.  The monthly operating report
also includes a statement of receipts and disbursements, as well as other
information.  The preliminary financial statements were prepared using
certain assumptions and estimates that are subject to revision.  Any
adjustments for these estimates (based upon changes in facts and
circumstances, further analysis, and other factors) will be reflected in
the financial statements in the period during which such adjustments are
made.  These adjustments could have a material impact on reported results
in the future.

Item 7. Financial Statements, Pro Forma, Financial Information, and

Exhibit 99 - Pacific Gas and Electric Company Income Statement for
the month ended July 30, 2001, and Balance Sheet dated July 30, 2001.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by
the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                              PG&E CORPORATION

                              By: CHRISTOPHER P. JOHNS
                                  CHRISTOPHER P. JOHNS
                                  Vice President and Controller

                              PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY

                              By: DINYAR B. MISTRY
                                  DINYAR B. MISTRY
                                  Vice President and Controller

Dated:  September 7, 2001