SmartMeter Benefits

Current Benefits

SmartMeter™ enabled tools allow you to see exactly how you’re using energy so you can make informed decisions that help you reduce your monthly bill. In fact, you’ll have more control than ever before.

More Reliable Service
SmartMeter™ provides for two-way communication between PG&E and the grid allowing us to quickly identify outages and resolve other services problems – in many cases, without a visit to your home or business.
See Your Daily Energy Use
It’s as easy as going online to see a detailed history of your energy usage and costs, up to the previous day. You can view hourly electric and daily gas and electric consumption, and then compare your usage to last week, or even last year - valuable information you can use to make informed energy choices.

Go to MyEnergy to see your usage
Get Alerts About Your Usage
Energy Alerts, made possible by SmartMeter™ technology, let you know when you’re moving into higher-priced electric tiers so you can manage your energy use and save.

Learn more about Energy Alerts
More Choices in Pricing Plans
You may be able to lower your energy bills with optional rates that are based on the time of day you use energy.

Find out about rate options
Smart Devices and Smart Homes
If you opt in to the Home and Business Area Network (HAN), your SmartMeter™ could connect to the smart devices in your home so they can automatically respond to energy usage from the grid.

Learn more about Home and Business Area Networking

Future Benefits

Better Usage of Renewable Power
By better connecting us with renewable energy resources, SmartMeter™ helps us better manage all sources of power. The Smart Grid can use energy from solar and wind resources the same way it uses energy from traditional power plants.
 

SmartMeter™ Customer Stories

  • SmartMeter™ Customer Stories

    Watch how these PG&E customers are using SmartMeter™ technology to save more energy.

    Hear their Stories

Demand: Then and Now



  • Average electronic devices per household has increased by 700% in 3 decades.

Independent Safety Review

  • "There is no evidence that additional standards are needed to protect the public from smart meters."


    CCST is a nonpartisan and not-for-profit corporation

    Source: CCST report on Health Impact of Smart Meters
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Outage Map
  • Biotech incentives