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Residential rate plans
PG&E offers several rate plans to customers. All plans are designed to help you manage your costs.
For example, Time-of-Use rate plans are based on:
- How much energy you use
- The time of day you use it
You can choose a rate plan to suit a variety of home energy needs, based on:
- When you use electricity
- How much electricity you use
- Whether you can adjust your electricity use on very hot days
- Whether you have an electric vehicle
To see pricing details for all PG&E electric and gas rates, visit the PG&E tariffs. These tariffs are approved by the California Public Utilities Commission.
Find out if you can save by switching to another rate plan
Your current rate plan may not be your lowest rate plan option. A different electric rate plan could save you money every month.
Analyze your energy usage and get a personalized electric rate comparison.
Residential electric rate guides
For a quick comparison of pricing for Tiered Rate Plan (E-1), Time-of-Use (Peak Pricing 4-9 p.m. Every Day) (E-TOU-C) and Time-of-Use (Peak Pricing 5-8 p.m. Weekdays) (E-TOU-D), download our pricing comparison sheet.
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Residential electric base plans
Find the rate plan that works best for you, based on your budget and energy needs. Explore details below.
- Pricing will vary depending on the day, week and season.
- Best if you can control when you use energy.
Tiered Rate Plan (E-1)
- This rate plan has multiple pricing levels, which are based on how much energy you use.
- The more electricity you use during your monthly bill period, the higher the price and tier.
Electric vehicle (EV) base plan
- The EV rate plan is also Time-of-Use, just without usage tiers.
- This plan is green and energy efficient, just like your vehicle.
Add on to your base plan and save more
Find out how add-ons can enhance your base plan with extra savings.
- The SmartRate™ program helps you save on your summer electric bill.
- Receive a discount for shifting or reducing your electricity usage up to 15 days a year.
Net Energy Metering (NEM) add-on
- NEM is for customers with an eligible power generator like solar panels.
- Those on an NEM rate plan can earn a credit for power exported to the grid.
Community Renewable programs
Purchase up to 100 percent of your electricity from solar energy with:
- PG&E's Solar Choice plan
- Regional Renewable programs
Why did I receive a rate comparison mailer?
PG&E customers have new rate plan choices. We used last year's usage for your rate comparison. If you can make adjustments in the way you use energy in the future, you might do better on one of the other rates.
The rate comparison mailer shows my current rate as E1, but I'm on a different plan. Was I switched?
If you made a rate change within the last 60 days, it may not be reflected in the rate comparison mailer. Log into your account to see your current rate and status of pending requests. You can find the information under "Your Rate Plan."
How do I opt out of the rate comparison mailer?
Call 1-866-936-4743. A customer service representative can help you opt out of receiving the rate comparison mailer.
What is this rate comparison based on?
The rate comparison amounts reflect your last 12 months' electrical usage. They are calculated using today's prices.
I totaled up my last year's bills. Why doesn't this match the amount you show?
Electric prices change over the course of the year. The rate analysis is based on your last 12 months' usage using today's rates.
Why is my CARE discount not included?
The CARE discount is included in all of the rates compared. To see an updated rate comparison, log into your account. Select the Rate Comparison Tool to see all of your choices.
If I switch my rate, when can I switch back?
Customers may request one rate schedule change in any 12-month period.
I couldn't change my rate online. How can I change my rate?
Call customer service at 1-866-936-4743.
Compare rate plan options under Time-Varying Pricing
These plans help support your energy management by lowering costs when demand is low and increasing costs when demand is high. Check plan details.
Time-of-Use rate plans for business
Save costs by reducing energy usage during the more expensive peak demand hours. Time-of-Use rate plans:
- Help you save money based on when your business uses energy
- Offer lower rates when energy demand is low and rates increase when energy demand is high
- Charge for electricity based on the time of day and the season
Peak Day Pricing rates for business
Peak Day Pricing (PDP) is an optional rate that combines the Time-of-Use rate with surcharges on a handful of Event Days each year.
- Receive credits for reducing energy usage during the nine to 15 Event Days between June and September, typically from 4-9 p.m.
- Pay more during peak periods on Event Days and less during all other periods.
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Peak Day Pricing
- Optional rate
- Offers businesses a discount on regular summer electricity rates
- In exchange, customers pay higher prices during Peak Day Pricing event days
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