Find My Best Rate Plan

Would You Pay Less With Another Rate?

PG&E rates and your circumstances change over time. You should check periodically whether you are still on the best electric rate for you at My Rate Analysis. There you'll see what you would have paid over the last 12 months on other rates for which you're eligible, compared to your actual bills under your current rate.

Please note, this Rate Analysis is not currently available for NEM or CCA customers. If you are a NEM or CCA customer, to learn more about your best rate plan options, please call 1-877-743-4112 (NEM) or 1-866-743-0335 (CCA).

If you want to see the details of each rate, you can view the PG&E tariffs approved by the California Public Utilities Commission. We've also provided less technical explanations of a variety of residential rates: Time-of-Use, Tiered Rates, SmartRate, and Net Energy Metering (for solar customers).

RATE CUSTOMERS WHO MAY BENEFIT DESCRIPTION THINGS TO CONSIDER KEY HOURS

Tiered Rate Plan
E1
The Tiered Rate Plan is best for customers who can conserve energy throughout the month. This rate has multiple pricing tiers. Each month you are given an allowance for each tier, and prices will increase as you use more energy. As you use allotted electricity for each tier during your billing period, you move to the next higher priced tier. You can save money each month by using less energy and staying out of the higher priced tiers. Prices do not vary throughout the day.
Time-of-Use
3-8 p.m.
(ETOU-A)
This rate plan is best if you don't use much energy and can be flexible about when you do use it. If you can reduce your usage from 3–8 p.m. on weekdays, this rate plan may be best for you. This Time-of-Use rate includes a baseline credit that provides residential customers an incentive to conserve energy by keeping their usage low. Customers will receive a credit per kilowatt-hour for all usage up to the amount of their baseline allowance for the billing period.

Your baseline allowance is set by the California Public Utilities Commission based on where you live (your Climate Zone).
Prices are 5–25 percent lower on weekends, holidays, and during Off-Peak hours (before 3 p.m. and after 8 p.m. on weekdays). If you can reduce your usage during these times, this rate may be best for you. Weekdays
Peak Hours:
3-8 p.m.
Off-Peak Hours:
All other hours, including holidays
Time-of-Use
4-9 p.m.
(ETOU-B)
This non-tiered rate plan is best if you tend to use a high amount of energy, but can be flexible about when you use it. If you can reduce your usage from 4-9 p.m. on weekdays, this rate plan may be best for you. This rate does not have any pricing tiers or baseline allowance. Prices are highest during Peak periods, which are all non-holiday weekdays from 4-9 p.m. Prices could be 10-30 percent lower during Off-Peak periods, which include all other hours. Prices are higher in the summer than in the winter. Weekdays
Peak Hours:
4-9 p.m.
Off-Peak Hours:
All other hours, including weekends and holidays
EV-A
(non-tiered, time-of-use)
This is an optional rate for electric vehicle (EV) owners and provides a discount if you charge your vehicle at night. Single meter: for your household and EV charging. The price per kilowatt-hour varies depending on the time. You can save money by charging your EV at night during Off-Peak hours. To maximize overall savings, consider shifting other household energy use to less expensive, Off-Peak hours. Weekdays
Peak:
2 p.m.-9 p.m.
Partial-Peak:
7 a.m.-2 p.m. and
9 p.m.-11 p.m.
Off-Peak:
All other hours

Weekends and Holidays
Peak:
3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Off-Peak:
All other hours
EV-B
(non-tiered, time-of-use)
This is best for customers who want to track their electric vehicle (EV) charging separately from their home energy consumption with a dedicated meter. Dual meters: one for your household and one for charging your EV. The price for charging varies throughout the day. Your home energy use is measured separately. Costs for installation of a second meter may be significant. One-time $100 fee per meter, plus the cost to install a charging station and second electric panel. Service upgrade may also be required. Weekdays
Peak:
2 p.m.-9 p.m.
Partial-Peak:
7 a.m.-2 p.m. and
9 p.m.-11 p.m.
Off-Peak:
All other hours

Weekends and Holidays
Peak:
3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Off-Peak:
All other hours
Time-of-Use Rate Plan
E6
(tiered, time-of-use)

NOTE: This rate plan closed to new enrollment on May 30, 2016
The Time-of-Use Rate Plan works best for customers who can be flexible when they need to use electricity. Because this is also a multiple-tiered Time-of-Use rate this rate may be best if your total electricity use per month is low. This is a multiple-tiered Time-of-Use rate. Each month, you will be given an allowance for each tier, and prices will increase as you use more energy.

Rates are lowest in the morning, late evening and weekends from May through October. During the Winter months, November through April, rates are lowest all times outside 5–8 p.m. on weekdays
You still need to conserve energy throughout the month and react to higher priced tiers but the price you pay varies throughout the time of day and season. Summer
(May - October)
Weekdays

Peak Hours:
1 p.m.-7 p.m.
Partial-Peak Hours:
10 a.m.-1 p.m. and
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Off-Peak Hours:
All other hours, including holidays

Summer Weekends
Partial-Peak Hours:
5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Off-Peak Hours:
All other hours, including holidays

Winter
(November - April)
Weekdays

Partial-Peak Hours:
5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Off-Peak Hours:
All other hours, including holidays

To see a personalized rate analysis that makes a recommendation for you based on your past 12 months of energy usage data, please log-on to pge.com/myrateanalysis. PLEASE NOTE: This functionality is not currently available for NEM or CCA customers.

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