Small and Medium Agriculture
You are considered a small or medium agriculture customer if you are currently on any agriculture rate from PG&E, and have not used more than 200 kW per month for 3 consecutive months in the last 12 months
You can find the monthly kW usage on your bill next to your Demand Charge. If you don’t have a Demand Charge, then you are under 200 kW per month.
Beginning March 2013 and continuing over the next several years, Small and Medium Agriculture customers are automatically transitioning to time-of-use rate plans. Rates transitioning: AG1A and AG1B, monthly demand up to 200 kW.
Peak Day Pricing rate plan options are also available.
Use this interactive chart to learn how time-of-use rates will affect your business.
Choose Winter or Summer. Drag slider to compare on- and off-peak rates.*
Instead of a single flat rate for energy use, time-of-use rates are higher when electric demand is higher. Higher demand periods are typically weekdays May through October, noon to 6 p.m. In return, time-of-use rates are lower at all other times.
This means that when you use energy is just as important as how much you use. If you conserve electricity in your business during peak hours, you can save money on your electric bills.
The transition to time-of-use rate plans is part of a plan to ensure greater power reliability and a better energy future for California.
Peak Day Pricing
Peak Day Pricing rate plan options are also available. Peak Day Pricing works in conjunction with time-of-use rate plans, applying higher energy prices on 9 to 15 Event Days per year in exchange for discounted energy rates at all other times from May 1 through October 31.*
Small and Medium Agriculture customers can opt in to Peak Day Pricing if they feel it will be beneficial, by logging in to My Energy.
Learn more about Peak Day Pricing.
*Effective summer rates are lower after Peak Day Pricing credits have been applied, but effective rates are higher during Peak Day Pricing Event Hours.
Customer Success Stories
The following success stories are about Agriculture customers who are already participating in Peak Day Pricing.
American Growers Cooling – Peak Day Pricing (PDF)
Sun Valley Rice – Peak Day Pricing (PDF)