Learn how Peak Day Pricing can 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 Pricing Event Days per year, typically occurring 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:


Discover how Peak Day Pricing works

Learn more about Event Days, alerts and how you can enroll your business risk-free:

  • Understand your rate. Your regular rates are discounted from May 1 to October 31.* On nine to 15 Event Days each year, a surcharge is added to energy use between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 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 summer rates are lower after Peak Day Pricing credits have been applied, but effective rates are higher during Peak Day Pricing Event hours.


Revised Peak Day Pricing will have later Event Day hours starting in March 2021

The growth in renewable energy has shifted peak demand time from afternoons to evenings. As a result, Peak Day Pricing Event Day hours are changing from 2-6 p.m. to 5-8 p.m.


  • All customers currently enrolled in Peak Day Pricing will be transitioned to the revised version of this program with later Event Day hours, starting on March 1, 2021. Customers will receive notifications prior to the transition.
  • Customers who voluntarily opt in to a new Time-of-Use rate plan prior to March 1, 2021 will be unenrolled from Peak Day Pricing, but can re-enroll after March 2021.

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Here’s how we can help your business make smarter energy decisions and save money:

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.