Reduce costs based on when your business uses energy
Compare rate plan options under Time-Varying Pricing
PG&E offers two types of business rate plans under Time-Varying Pricing: Time-of-Use and Peak Day 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, including rate schedules tailored to your business needs.
These rate plans can help you save money based on when your business uses energy. They offer lower rates when energy demand is low. Conversely, rates increase when energy demand is high. Electric charges vary based on the time of day and the season. With time-of-use rate plans, your business can save costs by reducing energy usage during the more expensive peak demand hours.
Get details about time-of-use rate plans.
Peak Day Pricing is an optional rate that combines the time-of-use rate with surcharges on a handful of Event Days each year. You can receive credits for reducing energy usage during the nine to 15 peak Event Days during the summer (May through October), typically from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the workweek. You pay more during peak periods on Event Days and less during all other periods. We can send you automatic alerts before an Event Day as a reminder.
Learn more about how Peak Day Pricing works.
When Rates Change — We can help
When new changes to energy rates by the California Public Utilities Commission go into effect over the next several months and years, we're here to help explain what's different and how to save energy and money.
Learn more about the changing A6 rate eligibility rules
On 4/1/2017 eligibility rules for customers new to the A6 rate will be changing:
- For customers wanting to go on the A6 rate after 3/31/2017:
- The A6 rate will no longer be available to customers with maximum demand of 75 kW or greater for a period of 3 consecutive months in the most recent 12 months, or to customers with usage of 150,000 kWh per year or greater.
- For customers who adopt A6 after 3/31/2017, eligibility will be reviewed annually with the criteria above and ineligible customers will be migrated to A10 on bill cycles each November.
- For customers already on A6 as of 3/31/2017:
- Existing A6 customers as of 3/31/2017, will not be subject to the 75 kW size limitation or annual eligibility screening, and can remain on A6, unless they meet the mandatory requirements of E-19 or E-20.
What you need to do if you want to go on the A6 rate before 3/31/2017:
- Customers considering taking service under A6 who do not meet the 4/1/2017 size eligibility limitations, and who send PG&E a certified letter (to establish a delivery record date) requesting a rate change to A6 on or before 3/31/2017, shall be allowed to take service on A6. Service must be activated within the next billing cycle of the rate change request to A6.
Download the rate selection form (PDF, 154 KB)
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