Archive: access reference information for page 1 of the energy statement

In 2013, we transitioned to a new statement format and retired the previous format shown on this page.

Learn about our current statement format. Visit Understanding Your Energy Statements.

 

Learn about the consolidation of statements for Net Energy Metering customers

Customers in the Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program are on a 12-month billing cycle called the "true-up period." Previously, NEM customers received two statements each month:

  • An NEM electric statement that provided details about net charges and credits (based on electric rate schedule), and meter reads
  • A regular monthly PG&E statement that covered minimum charges for electricity and any applicable gas charges


Currently, we send NEM customers one simplified, consolidated statement each month. However, they continue to receive an annual true-up statement. Get detailed information on how to read these statements. Visit How to Read Your Bill.

 

View our previous statement format

 

Previous statement format

 

Learn more about the areas highlighted on the energy statement example:

1. Service Dates and True-up Period
2. Account Details
3. Total Current Month’s Billed Amount
4. Current Month and Cumulative Energy Charges and Credits
5. Payment Options
6. Meter Information
7. Baseline Quantity Information

 

1. Service Dates and True-up Period

This statement is sent on a monthly basis throughout the true-up period, an annual billing cycle beginning on the date of your interconnection and ending approximately 12 months later.

 

2. Account Details

This area provides a quick reference for your electric rate schedule, account identification number and service identification number.

 

3. Total Current Month’s Billed Amount

This area shows the minimum amount due at this time, which is reflected on your regular PG&E statement. The amount doesn’t include the actual charges for electricity until your true-up month.

 

4. Current Month and Cumulative Energy Charges and Credits

Use this area of the statement to track your monthly charge or credit and year-to-date accrued balance since the start of the true-up period.

 

5. Payment Options

NEM requires a 12-month billing cycle. Therefore, electric charges, if any, aren’t billed until the annual true-up statement. Although you’re required to pay the minimum amount each month, you may choose to make a payment on your electric charges at any time during your true-up period. However, the payment isn’t reflected in your NEM statements. The payment is applied toward future minimum electric and gas charges on your regular PG&E statement.

 

6. Meter Information

This area provides a quick reference to your meter data.

 

7. Baseline Quantity Information

The baseline quantity is the maximum usage that can be billed at the lowest price for a particular rate schedule. The baseline quantity varies by season, climate zone and heat source.