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Economic Development Rate (EDR)

Eligible businesses can save with one of three reduced electric rates

What is the EDR?

PG&E developed the Economic Development Rate (EDR) to help businesses grow or maintain jobs specifically in industrial, processing and manufacturing industries.

Our EDR offers eligible businesses the opportunity to lower costs through one of three reduced electric rate options.

PG&E is dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of the communities we serve. 

For more information, email us at economicdevelopment@pge.com.

Economic Development Fact Sheet (PDF)

Industrial processing and manufacturing businesses may qualify to receive an EDR discount of 12%, 18% or 20% on the majority of their electric costs for five years.

  • The standard 12% rate is available throughout our service territory.
  • The enhanced rates of 18% and 20% are available in cities and counties where the annual unemployment rate exceeds the statewide rate.

  • Select businesses that may cease operations within a PG&E service area
  • Select businesses that may expand out-of-state
  • Incoming business looking to operate within a PG&E service area
  • Select small businesses below 150kW may qualify

  • Create or retain jobs in California
  • Supply documentation of out-of-state choices or other operational scenarios
  • Sign an affidavit stating the EDR is an influencing factor in your decision to locate within the PG&E service territory
  • Implement an energy-reduction plan that achieves a 5% energy savings over the life of the EDR or other types of efficiency
  • Submit an annual report to PG&E including the number, type of jobs and average salary and benefits for these jobs
  • Confirm eligibility for rate with the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

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