Could you save by switching to another rate plan?

As a PG&E customer, you can choose between several rate plans. Review the options in the table below to find the best rate for you.


You can also use the personalized Electric Rate Plan Comparison tool. It will help you find the plan that could save you the most money, based on the way you currently use energy. Learn more in our 1-minute video.



Note: The Electric Rate Plan Comparison tool is not currently available for Community Choice Aggregation customers. To learn more about the best rate plan options for CCA customers, please call 1-866-743-0335.

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Tiered Rate Plan E1 if you’re able to conserve energy throughout the month, and unable to decrease your energy use in the late afternoon and early evening hours.

  • This rate plan has multiple pricing levels, known as tiers.
  • As you use up your allotted electricity allowance for each tier during the billing period, you move to the next, higher priced tier.
  • You can save money each month by using less electricity and avoiding the higher-priced tier. Prices do not vary throughout the day.

Time-of-Use 3-8 p.m. (ETOU-A) if you use less electricity than the average household and can reduce your energy usage during the peak time of 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays.

  • This rate plan’s prices vary based on the time of day electricity is used, day of the week, and the season.
  • It includes a baseline credit that offers residential customers a price discount for usage below their baseline allowance.
  • You can save money if you can reduce your energy usage overall to remain within the lower-priced tier (baseline allowance) or close to it.
  • Shift more usage to the least expensive hours: before 3 p.m. and after 8 p.m. Mon-Fri or any time on weekends and most holidays.

Time-of-Use 4-9 p.m. (ETOU-B) if you typically use a high amount of electricity and can reduce your usage during the peak time of 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays.

  • This rate plan has no pricing tiers or baseline allowance.
  • Prices vary based on time of day, day of the week, and the season.
  • Reduce your energy usage overall.
  • Shift more usage to the least expensive hours: before 4 p.m. and after 9 p.m. Mon-Fri or any time on weekends and most holidays.

EV-A (non-tiered, time-of-use) if you have an electric vehicle (EV) and can charge it during offpeak hours, in addition to shifting other household electricity usage overnight.

  • One meter is used for both EV and home energy use. The price for usage varies depending on the time of day.
  • Save money by charging your EV at night during off-peak hours.
  • To maximize overall savings, consider shifting other household energy use to less expensive, off-peak hours, especially after 11 p.m. on weekdays and after 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

EV-B (non-tiered, time-of-use) if you have an electric vehicle and would like to meter your vehicle charging separate from your home.

  • This rate plan involves installing a second electric meter, which may be costly.
  • One meter is used for your home energy use and another meter is used for charging your EV, measuring each usage separately.
  • The price you pay for vehicle charging is based on the time of day, and day of the week.
  • Save money by charging your EV at night during off-peak hours, especially after 11 p.m. on weekdays and after 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

To see the details of each rate plan, visit the PG&E tariffs approved by the California Public Utilities Commission.

Choosing the right rate plan for you

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Choosing the right rate plan for you

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Log in and use the Electric Rate Plan Comparison tool to find the rate plan that could save you the most.


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