Washington, D.C.  20549

                              FORM 8-K

                           CURRENT REPORT

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

                Date of Report:  October 2, 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 October 1, 2001, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (Utility), a
subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, filed its monthly operating report for
the month ended August 31, 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 August 31, 2001, and Balance Sheet dated August 31, 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

                                  CHRISTOPHER P. JOHNS
                                  Vice President and Controller

                              PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY

                                  DINYAR B. MISTRY
                                  Vice President and Controller

Dated:  October 2, 2001