You are considered a large agriculture customer if you are currently on any agriculture rate from PG&E, and have used more than 200 kW per month for 3 consecutive months in the last 12 months.
You can find the monthly kW usage on your bill next to your Demand Charge. If you don’t have a Demand Charge, then you are under 200 kW per month.
Beginning February 2011, Large Agriculture customers automatically transitioned to Peak Day Pricing. Customers have the ability to opt out of Peak Day Pricing by choosing an alternative time-of-use rate plan.
Peak Day Pricing is an optional program where businesses agree to reduce energy usage on a few days throughout the year when demand is highest—between 9 and 15 "event days" annually. A higher rate is charged during peak times on event days.
In return, between May 1 and October 31, businesses receive credits for their electricity use outside of Peak Day Pricing event hours.
Customers who participate in Direct Access or net metering are not eligible for Peak Day Pricing. Additional exceptions apply.
Large Agriculture customers have the ability to opt out of Peak Day Pricing by choosing an alternative time-of-use rate plan.
Instead of a single flat rate for energy use, time-of-use rates are higher when electric demand is higher. Higher demand periods are typically weekdays May through October, noon to 6 p.m. In return, time-of-use rates are lower at all other times.
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