Transition to Peak Day Pricing began February 2011
On this page, you can find details about the transition to Peak Day Pricing, Peak Day Pricing Event Day tips and available tools and resources specifically for Large Agricultural Businesses.
Looking for more details about Peak Day Pricing? Check out the plan details and learn how Peak Day Pricing Event Days are triggered.
Beginning February 2011, Large Agriculture customers on a time-of-use rate automatically transitioned to Peak Day Pricing. All customers have the ability to opt out of Peak Day Pricing by choosing an alternative time-of-use rate.
In order to transition to Peak Day Pricing, Large Agriculture accounts must:
- Receive bundled service from PG&E.
- Currently be on an Agricultural rate from PG&E.
- Have an interval meter (i.e., a SmartMeter™ device) and 12 months of billing data from that meter on file.
- Have demand of 200 kW or more for three consecutive months in the last 12 months.
Customers who participate in Direct Access or net metering are not eligible for Peak Day Pricing. Additional exceptions apply.
Customer Success Stories
See how PG&E customers are already benefitting from Peak Day Pricing.
Save energy during Peak Day Pricing Event Days
Peak Day Pricing Event Days are called with approximately 24-hour notice, to provide you enough time to make changes to your activities that will reduce energy demand and help enhance system reliability. Here are just a few good energy reduction practices to get you started:
- Pre-cool, then float or cycle refrigeration.
- Shift irrigation tasks to take place before or after peak hours on Peak Day Pricing Event Days.
- Conduct key operational processes during off-peak periods, if possible, and delay less critical tasks until after the event or the next day.
- Turn down or cycle cooling fans, ceiling fans, blowers, chillers or other air circulation equipment and motors.
- Adjust variable speed drive controls to reduce load from fans, pumps and chillers.
- Conduct team meetings during peak hours to minimize use of equipment.
- Adjust employee schedules and shifts so that times of increased production or energy use occur before or after planned events.
Rate Comparison Calculator
Try our Peak Day Pricing Rate Comparison Calculator, available through PG&E's InterAct tool. If you do not have an InterAct account, sign up now, or to learn more visit the InterAct page here.
Help from PG&E
PG&E can help you reduce your energy use and improve your bottom line. Here are just some of the resources, tools and programs we offer to make energy management easier:
Energy efficiency rebates
Rebates are simple and self-service. Purchase a qualified energy-efficient product, fill out an application and PG&E sends you a rebate check.
Get a free assessment for your business, and discover energy-saving steps you can take to save money.
Contact PG&E for more information about new rates, energy assessments for your business and more.
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Time-Varying Pricing Webinars and Local Workshops
Participate in a webinar or live PG&E-led workshop to learn:
• When and how your business will be affected by the transition
• How PG&E can help you with customized tools and resources