Shift when you use electricity on SmartDays™ and make a big difference on your summer electricity bills. How much you save is up to you. Here’s how it works:
If a SmartMeter™ has been installed at your home, you may be eligible to sign up for the voluntary SmartRate Summer Pricing Plan.
To find out, call 1-866-743-0263 to speak to a PG&E Customer Service Representative.
Get courtesy notifications of upcoming SmartDays by phone, email or both - the business day prior to the SmartDay.
Receive up to a total of four courtesy notifications (two by email and two by phone). We encourage you to sign up multiple adults in your household to receive notification so that you are prepared when SmartDays are announced. One of the best ways to save energy on SmartDays is to make sure your household knows when to take action.
Keep your notification preferences up to date by calling 1-866-743-0263 to speak with a PG&E Customer Service Representative or update them online now.
On SmartDays, how much you save is up to you. The more you shift your energy use between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., the more opportunity you’ll have to see savings on your monthly bills during the SmartRate summer season.
Get prepared for upcoming SmartDays by checking out our SmartDay energy and money saving tips page.
Once your account has transitioned to the SmartRate Summer Pricing Plan, start looking for savings on your monthly bills from May through October.
Your PG&E energy statement will show you how much you’re saving. You can also check your SmartMeter™ electricity use data online through My Energy to compare your efforts on SmartDays versus regular days.
For more details on how you can save, go to the tips page.
What you’ll pay and where you’ll save.
With the Summer Pricing Plan, your savings are calculated by combining the discounted rates you pay between June and September, with the surcharge that is in effect between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on SmartDays. Because no more than 15 SmartDays are called each season, you'll be paying the discounted rate the majority of the time. When you effectively manage your energy use on SmartDays, you can end up with a net discount over the summer season.
Summer Pricing Credits and Surcharge
Residential energy charges are calculated by using your previous pricing plan with the following adjustments: