Peak Day Pricing may help your bottom line

Peak Day Pricing is an optional rate that offers businesses a discount on regular summer electricity rates in exchange for higher prices during nine to 15 Peak Day Pricing Event Days per year.* Peak Day Pricing Event Days typically occur on the hottest days of the summer. By reducing your electricity use on Peak Day Pricing Event Days, you help keep California's energy supply reliable for everyone and may save your business money.


Customers are not eligible for Peak Day Pricing if they are enrolled in:



How Peak Day Pricing works


  • Understand your rate. Your regular rates are discounted from June 1 to September 30. On nine to 15 Event Days each year, a surcharge is added to energy use between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.* Effective summer rates are lower after Peak Day Pricing credits have been applied, but effective rates are higher during Peak Day Pricing Event hours.
  • Don't miss your Event Day alerts. We can send you an alert by email, text or phone the day before an Event Day, so you can plan ahead to conserve or shift your energy use. Visit your online account.
  • Try it risk-free. You can participate risk-free for the first 12 months with Bill Protection. If you pay more during your first year on Peak Day Pricing, we credit you the difference. You can opt out of Peak Day Pricing at any time.

*Effective March 2022, Peak Day Pricing Event Hours will be 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of a requirement by the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Peak Day Pricing Event Day History

Peak Day Pricing Event Days are usually called on especially hot days when electricity demand peaks.


View Peak Day Pricing Event Day History

Peak Day Pricing Event Day Forecast

This forecast averages temperatures in PG&E's territory, showing the probability of a Peak Day Pricing Event Day. The trigger temperature is currently set at 98°.

Forecast is scrollable on mobile devices.