PG&E Utility Pricing Alert - Which Rate Schedule is Right for You?
Are you paying more than you need to for electricity?
We highly encourage all of our customers to pay close attention to your PG&E bill, specifically to make sure that your rate schedule is what you expect it to be. PG&E has begun automatically transitioning customers to the Time-Of-Use-C Schedule, which extends Peak Pricing from 4-9 p.m., rather than the current 5-8 p.m.
Many of our Solar customers are currently utilizing the E-TOU-D Schedule (Peak Pricing from 5-8 p.m.) and it may not be beneficial to switch to the E-TOU-C Schedule.
If you receive a letter from PG&E, be sure to pay attention to when your schedule will automatically change. You can also log in to your customer portal and click on “Manage Your Rate Plan” to select a different schedule or decline to have PG&E put you on the E-TOU-C Schedule.
Depending upon your daily energy consumption, we encourage you to make your decision prior to PG&E automatically changing your schedule, as you then cannot change back until after being on the new plan for 6 months.
In your portal, you will be able to see the average yearly cost of each plan so that you can compare your current schedule to others. You can also call a PG&E representative to discuss the average costs at 1-866-743-7945.
More options to lower your utility costs
A simple option to lower your utility rate would be a programmable thermostat along with upgrading your furnace or air conditioning system to higher energy efficiency.