What Time-Varying Pricing Means for Small and Medium Business
Beginning November 2012, and continuing over the next several years, Small and Medium Business customers will transition to time-of-use rates. Rates transitioning: A1 and A10, monthly demand up to 200 kW.
Beginning November 2014, Small and Medium Business customers will automatically transition to Peak Day Pricing.
Instead of a single flat rate for energy use, time-of-use rates are higher when electric demand is higher. Higher demand periods are typically weekdays May through October, noon to 6 p.m. In return, time-of-use rates are lower at all other times.
This means that when you use energy is just as important as how much you use. If you conserve electricity in your business during peak hours, you can save money on your electric bills.
The transition to time-of-use rates is part of a statewide plan to ensure greater power reliability and a better energy future for California.
Peak Day Pricing
Peak Day Pricing rate options are available. Small and Medium Businesses can opt in to Peak Day Pricing if they feel it will be beneficial.
Click here for more information about Peak Day Pricing.
Webinars and Local Workshops
Select a webinar below to learn how your business will be affected by Time-Varying Pricing. Plus you can review tools that are available to help you manage the transition.
Time-Varying Pricing for Business customers – Full-length Version
Time-Varying Pricing for Business customers – 15-minute Version
Tarifas de acuerdo al horario para negocios – Spanish Version
商業客戶的「按時段收費」方案 – Cantonese Version
商業客戶的「按時段收費」方案 – Mandarin Version
Chương Trình Giá Thay Đổi Theo Thời Điểm cho Các Khách Hàng Thương Mại – Vietnamese Version
You are encouraged to attend one of our free, in-person workshops. See below for upcoming dates, times and locations.
We are currently planning our next batch of workshops. Please check back soon.
Customer Success Stories
The following success stories are about Small and Medium Businesses that are already participating in Peak Day Pricing.
Children’s Recovery Center – Time-of-Use (PDF, 251 KB)
Lepe’s Foods – Time-of-Use (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Abateco, Inc. – Peak Day Pricing (PDF, 1 MB)
Union Cemetery – Peak Day Pricing (PDF, 1.4 MB)
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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:
My Energy Rate Analysis
The Money-Back Tool
Rebates are simple and self-service. Purchase a qualified energy-efficient product, fill out an application and PG&E will send you a rebate check.
Business Energy Checkup
Get a free assessment, and easily find and implement energy- and money-saving ideas that are right for your business.
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