Regional Renewable Choice
Subscribe to renewable energy from community-based projects
The Regional Renewable Choice program enables you to subscribe to renewable energy from a specific community-based project within PG&E's service territory. You can help the environment while also helping California reach its goal of 100% clean electricity by 2045.
How does the program work?
The program has three components:
1. Power Purchase Agreement
Developers selected through a competitive solicitation sign a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with PG&E. A PPA is a contract under which a developer builds and sells the power generated from their project.
2. Customer-Developer Agreement (CDA)
Subscribe to a single renewables project via direct contract with a developer.
3. Customer Energy Statement Credit
Once you're enrolled and the project becomes operational, the renewable developer will invoice you for your portion of the renewable power the project generates. In turn, you'll receive a credit on your monthly PG&E energy statement for your subscribed power. Your total electric use will be billed as it is billed today, and the bill credit will be applied independently.
The approximate credit for residential customers is currently 5.35 c/kWh which typically amounts to a credit of approximately $26.75 per month, assuming a monthly average usage of roughly 500 kWh. The bill credit will not reflect the charges between you and the developer.
Download the entire tariff (PDF, 612 KB)
Credit amounts are subject to CPUC approval and are expected to change on an annual basis. For more information, download the 20-year rate forecast for the Regional Renewable Choice Program (PDF, 190 KB).
Follow these steps to subscribe
- Locate a project and contact the developer.
- Determine percentage of renewable energy desired. Must be between 25% and 100% of your annual usage.
- Enroll in the program once project is ready. Work with the developer to sign up.
NOTE: PG&E does not recommend, endorse, favor, guarantee or make any representations or warranties regarding any particular participating renewable energy provider or project or its services, work, quality, financial stability or performance.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.