January 08, 2002
Contact: David R. Mould (301) 280-6804 PG&E National Energy Group
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Veteran Energy Industry Executive Will Oversee Building Program For Power Plants

BETHESDA, Md. - PG&E Corporation's PG&E National Energy Group has named Thomas R. Heischman as senior vice president, construction management.

Heischman will oversee planning, scheduling and construction of the company's power generation. PG&E National Energy Group has power plants under construction in six states.

"Tom Heischman's broad experience in innovative and cost-effective construction practices will be of enormous benefit to PG&E National Energy Group as we help meet our nation's need for new energy infrastructure," said Tom Boren, president and chief executive officer of PG&E National Energy Group. "Our company is fortunate to have an executive of his caliber as part of our leadership team."

Prior to joining PG&E National Energy Group, Heischman held several positions with the engineering firm Stone and Webster, including country director and director of the assessment team.

Heischman began his career starting a small construction company that he operated for several years. In 1974, he joined the Bechtel Group Inc., holding numerous positions in the energy industry around the globe including California, England, Indonesia, Iraq, Thailand and Kuwait, where he led the successful effort to support containment of oil well fires and re-establishment of the energy sector.

He also led resident contractor operations at P.T. Caltrex Pacific Indonesia, was president of Pacific Resources International, and served as executive adviser to PAE Public Company in Thailand.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., PG&E National Energy Group, a unit of PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG), develops, builds, owns and operates power generation and natural gas transmission.