Learn how Peak Day Pricing can help your business save

As a solar customer, you're eligible to participate in Peak Day Pricing-a rate option that gives businesses a discount on regular summer electricity rates in exchange for higher prices during nine to 15 days per year. These "Event Days" typically occur on the hottest days of the summer. By reducing electricity use on Peak Day Pricing Event Days, you help keep California's energy supply reliable and may help your bottom line.

Discover how Peak Day Pricing works

Learn more about Event Days, alerts and how you can enroll your business risk-free:

  • Understand your rate. Your regular rates are discounted from May 1 to October 31.* On several Event Days each year, a surcharge is added to energy use between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Don't miss your Event Day alerts. We can send you an alert by email, text or phone the day before an Event Day, so you can plan ahead to conserve or shift your energy use.
  • Try it risk-free. You can participate risk-free for the first 12 months with Bill Protection. If you pay more during your first year on Peak Day Pricing, we credit you the difference. You can opt out of Peak Day Pricing at any time.


*Effective summer rates are lower after Peak Day Pricing credits have been applied, but effective rates are higher during Peak Day Pricing Event Hours.

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Solar energy charges and credits

Solar customers can use Net Energy Meter (NEM) credits to offset Event Day pricing. Please note that NEM True-Up statements are on a different cycle than Peak Day Pricing statements.

Contact us

Contact us

Your Business Energy Solutions representative can answer questions about rate plans, energy assessments or our programs. Or, contact the Solar Customer Service Center weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, at 1-877-743-4112.

Learn about Peak Day Pricing Rates

Click the tabs below to see how Peak Day Pricing rates vary throughout the year.

Peak Day Pricing Event Day History

Peak Day Pricing Event Days are usually called on especially hot days when electricity demand peaks.

View Peak Day Pricing Event Day History

Peak Day Pricing Event Day Forecast

This forecast averages temperatures in PG&E's territory, showing the probability of a Peak Day Pricing Event Day. The standard trigger temperature is 98°.

Forecast is scrollable on mobile devices.