Maximize your savings with time-of-use rates

Time-of-use rate plans can help you save money because they offer lower energy rates when energy demand is low. By shifting your energy use to partial-peak or off-peak hours of the day, when rates are lower, you can reduce your business expenses.

You can get full details on all your rate plan options and compare rates by logging into your account.

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We have different types of rate plans for different types of businesses.

Find more information about the different rate plan options at PG&E's Tariffs webpage.

Peak hours: 4-9 p.m. every day

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  • Peak hours are 4-9 p.m. every day
  • Summer rates, when peak prices are highest, are in effect for 4 months, from June through September

Save during these periods:

  • Super off-peak period, when prices are at their lowest, during spring months
  • Off-peak periods, when summer and winter prices are at their lowest
  • Partial-peak periods during summer months only

Additionally, a Business Low Use Alternative rate plan is available for businesses who have some flexibility to adjust their energy use throughout the day. This rate option does not have a partial-peak period.

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Peak hours: 5-8 p.m. 365 days a year

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  • Cost per kWh varies by season. Costs are higher in the summer than in the winter.
  • Customers are billed on measured demand rather than self-reported connected load.
  • Peak period applies for 365 days of the year.
  • The max demand charge is now equal in summer and winter.

NOTE: Only AG-C includes Summer Peak Demand Charge & Demand Charge Limiter (Protection from random spikes in demand, $0.50/kWh cap)

Agriculture rate plans feature a June through September summer season, with no partial-peak period.

There are also three pre-defined flex rate options available if you can limit your operating hours to certain days of the week.

  • Option 1: Off-peak days are Wednesday and Thursday
  • Option 2: Off-peak days are Saturday and Sunday
  • Option 3: Off-peak days are Monday and Friday

Find out if your business might benefit from a flex rate plan by logging into your online account. To enroll, call our Agricultural Customer Service Center at 1-877-311-3276. Note that options may be limited due to system constraints; if your first choice option is not available, you will be offered your second choice option.

PG&E offers two electric vehicle rate plans for business customers with on-site EV charging. These rates are specifically designed for customers with separately metered EV charging at locations such as workplaces, multi-unit dwellings, and retail as well as sites with fleets and fast charging stations.

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Business EV rate plans have a peak period designed to reduce usage on the electric grid when demand is highest.

  • 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. every day, year-round

There are partial-peak periods for part of the afternoon and a large portion of the evening and morning hours.

  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. - 9 a.m. every day, year-round

There is also an even more affordable super off-peak period when prices will be at their lowest.

  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. every day, year-round

These time-of-use periods support California's renewable initiatives to promote energy usage when solar energy is most plentiful.

To learn more, visit Business EV rate plans.

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