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Regular-Day Reduced Rate. You receive a rate reduction of $0.024 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on your energy usage from June 1 to September 30, except from 2 to 7 p.m. on SmartDays. You also receive an extra rate reduction of $0.01/kWh for energy usage billed at Tiers 3 and 4 during all hours, from June 1 to September 30.
SmartDay Rate. You pay a $0.60/kWh SmartDay Rate in addition to your current rate, for a maximum of 15 SmartDays per year. On those 15 SmartDays, you’re charged the SmartDay Rate and your current rate for five hours, from 2 to 7 p.m. SmartDay charges may be higher than non-SmartDay Rates in each tier. Your participation in SmartRate means that you accept higher electric rates than stated by law, in each tier, for up to 15 days a year.
Bill Protection. You receive Bill Protection for the first full summer (May through October) on this plan. If the total SmartRate costs are more than a regular residential pricing plan, PG&E credits the difference on your November energy bill. If SmartRate is not for you, call PG&E to opt out at any time.