Both EV-A and EV-B are non-tiered, time-of-use plans, which means that the rate you pay is based on the time of day you use the electricity. Costs are lowest from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. when demand is lowest, making this the best time to charge your vehicle. Electricity is more expensive during Peak (2-9 p.m.) and Partial-Peak (7 a.m.-2 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.) periods. See graphic below for detailed information on EV rate costs and times.
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NOTE: Weekends and holidays only include Peak (3-7 p.m.) and Off-Peak (all other hours) periods.
Make an Informed Decision
Before selecting a plan, it's a good idea to review your current energy usage data and your driving habits. You can check your energy usage by logging in to My Energy, your PG&E online account.
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Check this chart to find the best plan for you.
|RATE||CUSTOMERS WHO MAY BENEFIT||DESCRIPTION||THINGS TO CONSIDER|
|Higher energy consumers (tier 3 or 4) or lower energy consumers (tier 2) who will drive often.||Single meter for your home and EV charging. The price per kilowatt-hour varies depending on the time.||Avoid charging during peak hours. To maximize savings, consider shifting other household energy usage to less expensive, low demand hours (see chart, above).|
|Customers who want to track their EV charging separate from their home energy consumption with a dedicated meter.||Dual meters: one for your household and one for electric vehicle charging. The price for charging varies throughout the day. Your home energy use is measured separately.||Costs for second meter installation may be significant. One-time $100 fee per meter, plus cost to install charging station and second electric panel. Service upgrade may also be required.|
|Low energy-use customers who use major appliances in the early morning or late evening hours instead of weekday afternoons.||Single household meter for your home and EV. The price per kilowatt-hour is based on the time you use electricity and the amount of electricity you use.||You'll need to conserve energy throughout the month, but the price you pay also varies throughout the time of day and season.|
|Customers with low energy usage (tier 1) who can't shift their usage to demand hours and do not drive that often.||Single meter for your home and EV. Costs are based on four usage tiers. As you use more electricity during your billing period, you move into higher priced tiers.||You'll need to conserve energy to stay in lower priced tiers as long as possible.|
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