Giving you the power to manage your summer electric bills.

Looking for ways to manage your summer energy bill? When you're on the SmartRate plan, you pay a reduced rate in exchange for minimizing your electricity usage up to 15 days a year. Lower your usage and help conserve California’s energy resources.

SmartRate is voluntary and you can cancel at any time.

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Learn about SmartRate

Find out how much your electric rate will be reduced when you're on the plan, what you need to do to save and why SmartRate is risk-free the first summer.


View previous SmartDay™ Events

SmartDays are usually called on especially hot days when electricity demand peaks. See how many SmartDays have been called.


Get helpful SmartDay tips

A little planning goes a long way toward using less energy. You'll find new ways to reduce your electricity usage on SmartDays and on other days of the year, too.

Enroll in SmartRate

See if SmartRate is right for you.

Review your rate plan options
Use the Electric Rate Plan Comparison tool


SmartRate is risk free and backed by our Bill Protection Guarantee.

Learn about the Bill Protection guarantee
Enroll in SmartRate

Update how you're notified of SmartDays

Select email and/or text message. It's easy to change how you want us to communicate with you and up to three other people. You can update your preferences by logging into your online PG&E account or filling out an online form.

Update how you want to be notified on your account page. Visit your online account.

SmartDay Event Forecast

This forecast averages temperatures in PG&E's territory, showing the probability of a SmartDay Event. The trigger temperature is currently set at 96°. Learn how to practice many of the great energy savings efforts for a SmartDay.

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Forecast is scrollable on mobile devices.