Both EV-A and EV-B are non-tiered, time-of-use plans, which means that the rate you pay is based on the time of day you use the electricity. Costs are lowest from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. when demand is lowest, making this the best time to charge your vehicle. Electricity is more expensive during Peak (2-9 p.m.) and Partial-Peak (7 a.m.-2 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.) periods. See graphic below for detailed information on EV rate costs and times.
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NOTE: Weekends and holidays only include Peak (3-7 p.m.) and Off-Peak (all other hours) periods.
Make an Informed Decision
Before selecting a plan, it's a good idea to review your current energy usage data and your driving habits. You can check your energy usage by logging in to My Energy, your PG&E online account.
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Check this chart to find the best plan for you.
|RATE||CUSTOMERS WHO MAY BENEFIT||DESCRIPTION||THINGS TO CONSIDER|
|Higher energy consumers (tiers 2 and 3) or lower energy consumers (tier 1) who will drive often. If you can reduce your usage from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays, this rate plan may be best for you.||Single meter for your home and EV charging. The price per kilowatt-hour varies depending on the time.||Avoid charging during peak hours. To maximize savings, consider shifting other household energy usage to less expensive, low demand hours (see chart, above).|
|Customers who want to track their EV charging separate from their home energy consumption with a dedicated meter. If you can reduce your usage from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays, this rate plan may be best for you.||Dual meters: one for your household and one for electric vehicle charging. The price for charging varies throughout the day. Your home energy use is measured separately.||Costs for second meter installation may be significant. One-time $100 fee per meter, plus cost to install charging station and second electric panel. Service upgrade may also be required.|
|Customers with low energy usage (tier 1) who can't shift their usage to off-peak hours and do not drive that often.||Single meter for your home and EV. Costs are based on three usage tiers. As you use more electricity during your billing period, you move into higher priced tiers.||You'll need to conserve energy to stay in lower priced tiers as long as possible.|
Customers must be enrolled by 5/30/2016*
|Low energy-use customers who can use major appliances before 10 a.m. in the summer and 5 p.m. in the winter, or after 9 p.m. in the summer and 8 p.m. in the winter—instead of on weekday afternoons.||Single household meter for your home and EV. The price per kilowatt-hour is based on the time you use electricity and the amount of electricity you use.||You'll need to conserve energy throughout the month, but the price you pay also varies throughout the time of day and season.|
|Time-of-Use Rate Plan |
3-8 p.m. (ETOU-A)
|Customers who don’t use much energy (tier 1 on E1) and can be flexible about when you use it. If you can reduce your usage from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays this rate plan may be best for you.||Single meter for your home and EV. You receive a credit for all usage up to your baseline allowance. Prices are higher in the summer than in the winter.||Avoid charging during peak hours.|
|Time-of-Use Rate Plan |
4-9 p.m. (ETOU-B)
|Customers who use more energy and can be flexible about when you use it. If you can reduce your usage from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, this rate plan would be beneficial.||Single meter for your home and EV. Prices are higher in the summer than in the winter.||Avoid charging during peak hours.|