San Joaquin Light and Power Corporation

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San Joaquin Light and Power Corporation
Private
Industry Electricity
Founded 1895
Headquarters California, United States
Products Electricity
San Joaquin Light and Power Corporation Building in Fresno, California

The San Joaquin Light and Power Corporation was a utility company that provided electricity to seven counties in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

The company initially opened as the San Joaquin Electric Company on April 1, 1895 with a powerhouse 37 miles from Fresno in the Sierra Nevada. The company became the San Joaquin Power Company in 1905 and then the San Joaquin Light and Power Corporation in 1910. By 1920, the company had 11 powerhouses.

In 1930, the San Joaquin Light and Power Corporation merged with the Great Western Power Company, which later became the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

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