25. Details of Gas Charges: Includes your rate plan
This section describes the service period and confirms the address at which gas was received. Your service agreement ID number is different from your account number. Your service agreement documents your particular arrangement with PG&E (including rate plan, billing days, metering information, and other factors) in order to calculate applicable charges. This section also includes your rate plan information, which identifies the type of utility service you receive and how PG&E calculates your bill.
26. Gas Usage: Notes your gas usage by tier during a given timeframe
- Understanding your gas charges starts with understanding Therms. Therms are the units used to measure your gas use. You are billed based on how much gas, in Therms, you use each month.
- The State of California has adopted a policy to encourage energy conservation and residential customers are charged more for gas above a certain baseline level, called your “Tier 1 Allowance,” each month. The Tier 1 Allowance is the amount of energy that is intended to satisfy a substantial portion of the energy needs of the average customer in your area, during that season—for things like heating, water heating, and cooking.
- As your gas use moves above your Tier 1 Allowance quantity, and crosses into Tier 2, the price you pay per Therm increases.
27. Tier Indicator: Shows the highest tier in which you are being charged
Tiers are set by state law and implemented with the approval of the California Public Utilities Commission. As your gas use moves above your Tier 1 Allowance quantity, and crosses into Tier 2, the price you pay per Therm increases. This marker indicates the highest tier in which you are being charged.
28. Taxes and Fees: Account information that may affect your total charges
Both state and local governments may place taxes on your energy use.
29. Total Gas Charges: Total gas charges, including taxes and fees
The total charges for your electric use, including any applicable utility users’ taxes.
30. Daily Usage Chart: Shows you when you used the most gas this month *
This daily usage chart visually shows which days you used the most gas this month.
31. Service Information: Details about your gas meter
Your meter tracks your gas usage.
32. Gas Procurement Cost:
The utility’s cost to buy natural gas and transport it to its local pipeline system. The price usually changes on the first business day of each month.
33. Additional Messages: Timely information from PG&E *
PG&E uses this space to share timely information, ranging from summer safety tips to regulatory updates.