Electric Time-of-Use Energy Bill
ECT – A tax we collect for the state of California based on the electric use during a billing period. This tax is $0.0002 per kilo watt hour (kwh).
Public Purpose Program Surcharge - If you are a gas customer, your bill includes a Gas Public Purpose Program (PPP) Surcharge, which is used to fund state-mandated gas assistance programs for low income customers, energy efficiency programs, and public-interest research and development.
UUT – A tax we collect for a city or county government. The tax (if any) is a percentage of your energy charges.
17. Service ID #
A new 10-digit number that uniquely identifies a customer’s service (agreement) tied to the customer’s account. The service agreement makes use of rates, billing days, metering information, and other factors in order to calculate applicable charges.
18. Rate Schedule
This identifies the type of utility service you receive and the rate schedule used to calculate your bill.
19. Meter Reading Serial
This used to be the first character of the old account number and determines when a meter is read for billing.
20. Rotating Outage Block
This is your Rotating Outage Block with sub-block information.
21. Prior Meter Read and Current Meter Read
The reading on your meter at the beginning and end of the billing period.
The difference between the prior and current meter reads.
23. Meter Constant
A factor that converts electric meter read differences to kilo watt hours (kwh).
The amount of electricity used in a billing period, in kwh.
25. Power Factor
The ratio of the amount of real power consumed by the customer’s electrical equipment (expressed in watts, or W) to the amount of apparent power supplied by PG&E (expressed) in volt-amperes, or VA) expressed as a percentage.
26. Bill Segment Dates
When the rate changes within a billing period, the calculated charges are separated by the effective date of the rate change.
27. Net Charges
The cost of your electric service including the 10% rate reduction, energy surcharges, and any applicable discounts.
28. Electric Charge Breakdown:
Generation - The charge that is established to pay for the electricity commodity itself, and includes electricity costs incurred by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and by PG&E to serve PG&E's customers, as well as the Regulatory Asset which recovers past costs of serving customers incurred by PG&E.
Transmission – The charge that recovers the cost of conveying electricity from power plants over high-voltage lines (including charges for Reliability Services which are the costs of generation required for transmission system reliability).
Distribution – The charge recovers the cost of distributing electricity over low-voltage lines to your home or business.
Public Purpose Programs – The non-bypassable charge that contributes to state-mandated assistance programs for low-income customers and energy-efficiency efforts.
Nuclear Decommissioning – The non-bypassable charge that collects the funds required for site restoration when PG&E’s nuclear power plants are removed from service.
Trust Transfer Amount (TTA) – The charge repays principal and interest on the low-cost bonds used to refinance a portion of costs related to investments in electric generation facilities and purchased power contracts, in order to provide a 10% bill reduction to residential and small commercial customers from January 1, 1998 until December 31, 2002.
DWR Bond Charge – The charge that recovers the cost of bonds issued to finance a portion of the historic cost of power purchased by DWR to serve electric customers. DWR bond revenues are collected on behalf of DWR and do not belong to PG&E.
Ongoing CTC – The charge for the cost of electricity that is in excess of the market price, as determined by the CPUC.
Energy Cost Recovery Amount – These charges are approved by the CPUC and authorized by California Public Utilities Code Section 848 et seq. The purpose of these charges is to pay the principal, interest, and other costs associated with Energy Recovery Bonds (Bonds) that were issued by a Special Purpose Entity (SPE). One of these charges is the Dedicated Rate Component (DRC), which is $0.00393 per kWh. The right to receive DRC revenues has been transferred to the SPE and does not belong to PG&E. This right is called Recovery Property. PG&E collects the DRC on behalf of the SPE, which uses these funds to pay Bond principal, interest, and other Bond-related costs. The SPE transferred the net Bond proceeds to PG&E to purchase Recovery Property from PG&E. PG&E used the proceeds from the sale of Recovery Property to refinance its bankruptcy Regulatory Asset, which was established by the Commission to help finance PG&E’s emergence from bankruptcy.
29. Time of Use Detail
The rates for demand and energy are listed in conjunction with the corresponding Kwh energy and Kw demand.
30. Total Charges
The total of your electric charges.
31. Usage Comparison Box
This usage Comparison Box now reflects a single commodity.