Your costs for energy are affected by when you use energy, how much you use, and in some cases, by your peak energy usage. PG&E gives you the tools to monitor and manage your usage while still meeting your business needs.
To manage energy usage effectively, understand when and on what you’re using energy. Your Account provides details of your electric usage and costs down to 15-minute intervals, as well as daily natural gas use, for each of your electric or gas services.
Most non-residential customers pay more per kWh of electric usage during weekday afternoons than at any other time. Besides installing solar panels, there are many other ways you can shift your usage to lower cost times of day.
Once your business successfully shifts some usage away from weekday afternoons, enrolling in Peak Day Pricing can lower your overall electric rate.
The Business Energy Checkup provides a profile of your energy use and opportunities to improve on usage. In Your Account you can continue to explore ways to save.
PG&E also offers expertise and tools in our energy centers to support implementing specific improvements at your facility, ranging from lower cost lighting to more efficient food service equipment.
PG&E offers training, attractive rates, and step by step instructions on how to plan for and implement your solar or other renewable energy system.
Analyze what your costs would be under different electric rate plans for each of your electric services, based on your last year’s usage.