Tiered Base Plan (E1)

PG&E's Standard Rate Plan

The standard Tiered Base Plan has multiple pricing tiers. As you use allotted electricity for each tier during your bill period you move to the next, higher priced tier.
To save on your bill, you'll need to conserve energy to stay on lower price tiers as long as possible, as well as once you've reached higher price tiers. To learn how, visit Understand Your Energy Use.

Energy Alerts

With Energy Alerts, receive a notification by email, text or a phone call when your energy use is on pace to exceed your personalized bill alert amount.
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How Tiers Work

Tier 1: During each monthly billing period, each household’s energy consumption begins at the lowest rate. Tiers are set with a certain amount of energy allocated to it and then you move on to higher priced tiers.

Tier 2: Costs more than Tier 1 – about $0.04 more per kilowatt of electricity used.

Tier 3: Costs about $0.10 more per kilowatt than Tier 1.

Tier 4: This is the most expensive tier and is almost double the price of your Tier 1 electric costs.


Determine Your Baseline Allowance »
NOTE: This chart represents an above average usage customer.
The length of time in each tier depends on monthly energy usage.
SmartRate Add-on

SmartRate™ Add-on

Available with the Tiered Plan and Time-of-Use Base Plan, the SmartRate Add-on discounts your summer rate in exchange for a higher rate, 2-7 p.m., on up to 15 SmartDays™, May through October.
Time-of-Use Plan

Time-of-Use Plan

An alternative to the Tiered Base Plan, the Time-of-Use Plan pricing varies depending on when you use energy during the day, week and season. Flexibility with when you use energy gives you greater control.
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