March 2007 Bill Inserts

Each month, PG&E offers important information on rebates, saving energy and safety in printed inserts that accompany your bill. Now, access this information online whenever you wish.

A sincere thank you to all our customers who participated in the 10/20 Plus Winter Gas Savings Program and earned a credit toward their bill this spring. Keep up the good work in making California a leader in energy conversation and continue to visit www.pge.com for more energy-saving tips.


Do you have a relative or friend who may forget their PG&E bill?
Our Third Party Notification Service is a caring way to help.


Use a life support device or have a serious medical condition?
PG&E's Medical Baseline Program can help reduce your energy bills.


Agricultural Customers:
You may save money by selecting an alternate electric rate schedule.


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Third Party Notification

Third Party Notification Service helps ensure your loved ones receive the gas and electric services that keep them safe and comfortable.
For more information or to apply for Third Party Notification Service

Medical Baseline Program

Medical Baseline offers a healthy way to lower energy bills.
For more information or to apply for Medical Baseline Program

Agricultural Customers:

The electric rate schedules available to agricultural customers are summarized below. Compare your current rate schedule, found at the beginning of the Electric Account Detail section of your Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) bill with the ones listed below. Detailed gas and electric rate schedule information is available at www.pge.com/rateoptions

A free rate analysis is available to you:

Contact your local PG&E business representative or call PG&E at 1.800.468.4743, to request a free electric rate analysis, rate schedule change, or rate option information. You may also do your own rate analysis online at www.pge.com/biz/biztools.html

AG-1 For customers with maximum demands below 500 kilowatts who have low annual operating hours (generally less than 500 hours), and especially if they can't minimize their use of electricity during summer weekdays (May 1 through Oct 31) between noon and 6 p.m. This schedule is not available to customers whose meter registers a maximum demand of 200 kilowatts or more for three consecutive months.
(Note: A TOU rate can be the best choice even if you need to run equipment from noon to 6 p.m., so please review the TOU rate options below.)

The TOU schedules listed below may save you money. A TOU meter is required for service on all TOU schedules. If a TOU meter must be installed to meet this requirement, the installation will generally occur within 4 weeks. There is no charge for the meter installation. Access to the meter is required at all times.

AG-4 For customers with moderate annual operating hours (generally 500 to 1,200). Additional savings are possible if you can minimize electricity use on summer weekdays between noon and 6 p.m. Customers whose service has a single motor load of at least 35 hp or multiple motor load of at least 15 hp may save even more on AG-4C if they can minimize usage on summer and winter weekdays from 8:30 a.m. through 9:30 p.m.

AG-5 For customers with high annual operating hours. Additional savings are possible if you can minimize electricity use on summer weekdays between noon and 6 p.m. Customers whose service has a single motor load of at least 35 hp or multiple motor load of at least 15 hp may save even more on AG-5C if they can minimize usage on summer and winter weekdays from 8:30 a.m. through 9:30 p.m.

AG-R For customers who need to operate 24 hours a day for up to four consecutive days a week (Thu-Sun or Sat–Tues) during the summer but can minimize use from noon to 6 p.m. on the three remaining weekdays.

AG-V For customers who can minimize electricity use on summer weekdays during any one of these time periods: noon to 4 p.m., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., or 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

*NEM Net Energy Metering Service. For customers qualifying for agricultural rates who operate a photovoltaic (solar) and/or wind electric generating facility with a generating capacity of 1,000 kW or less on their premises that offsets all or part of their electric load while interconnected with PG&E. Direct Access customers should contact their Energy Service Provider (ESP) for information about the ESP’s net metering program.

*NEMBIO Net Energy Metering Service for Biogas Customer Generators. A limited pilot program for bundled service customers on TOU rate schedules who operate an eligible Biogas Digester Electrical Generating Facility located on or adjacent to the customer’s premises that offsets all or part of their electric load (including the load from any of their qualifying dairy farm TOU accounts) while interconnected with PG&E.

*Net metering customers may be responsible for expenses for purchasing and installing metering that can perform net energy measurements.

Check with Pacific Gas and Electric Company at www.pge.com/gen for current NEM & NEMBIO requirements or for more information.

DEMAND RESPONSE PROGRAMS

For eligible AG-4 & 5 (rates C&F only), the Critical Peak Pricing (E-CPP) program offers lower rates to customers who agree to reduce electricity use during critical peak periods during the summer season only.

For eligible demand metered TOU customers (excluding AG-R, AG-V, Schedule S), the Demand Bidding Program (E-DBP) is a no-risk program whereby participants earn bill credits for reducing their power usage when contacted.

Please visit the Business Services section of www.pge.com for energy saving tips, safety messages, rebate programs for energy efficient products, and more. You can also obtain information on Energy Usage, Billing History, Rate Comparison Tools, Energy Outage and Restoration Status, Detail of Bill, and Account Aggregation by going to www.pge.com/biz/biztools.html

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Energy ResourcesPG&E 2007 POWER MIX* (projected)2005 CA POWER MIX**
(For Comparison)
Eligible Renewable 14%5%
Biomass and waste4%<1%
Geothermal4%4%
Small hydroelectric4%1%
Solar<1%<1%
Wind2%<1%
Coal2%38%
Large Hydroelectric 17%24%
Natural Gas 43%33%
Nuclear 23%0%
Other 1%0%
TOTAL100%100%
* At least 95% of PG&E Power Mix is from PG&E-owned resources, purchased from individual suppliers, or provided by the California Department of Water Resources.
** Percentages are estimated annually by the California Energy Commission based on electricity sold to California consumers during the previous year.

For specific information about this electricity product, contact PG&E. For general information about the Power Content Label, contact the California Energy Commission at 800.555.7794 or www.energy.ca.gov/consumer/power_content_label.html.