Street Light 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.
Service ID #
- A new 10-digit number that uniquely identifies a customer's service (agreement) tied to the account. The service agreement makes use of rates, billing days, metering information, and other factors in order to calculate applicable charges.
- New Location - This identifies the type of utility service you receive and the rate schedule used to calculate your bill.
Bill Segment Dates
- When the rate changes within a billing period, the calculated charges are separated by the effective date of the rate change.
- Number of lamps billed including installs and removals during the billing period.
- The cost of your electric service including the 10% rate reduction, energy surcharges, and any applicable discounts.
Electric Charge Components:
- 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.
- The total of your electric charges.
Usage Comparison Box
- This usage Comparison Box now reflects a single commodity.