January 23, 2019 / 11:39 AM / 3 months ago

UPDATE 1-PG&E expects capital spending of about $6.6 bln in 2019

(Adds details about capex plans till 2023)

Jan 23 (Reuters) - U.S. power company PG&E Corp said bit.ly/2T5NcbG on Wednesday it expected capital expenses of about $6.6 billion in 2019 and $6.9 billion in 2020.

PG&E, which provides electricity and natural gas to 16 million customers in northern and central California, faces widespread litigation, government investigations and liabilities related to wildfires that could potentially exceed $30 billion.

In a filing with the U.S. securities and exchange commission, the company said it expects to spend between $5.7 billion and $7 billion annually from 2020 to 2023.

PG&E expects capex to be about $6.5 billion for fiscal 2018.

The company said on Tuesday it secured $5.5 billion in financing from four banks as it prepares to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (Reporting by Debroop Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur and Anil D'Silva)

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