The SmartRate Plan. Save up to 20% on your summer electric bills.
Already on the SmartRate Plan? Update how you're notified of SmartDays.


Looking for ways to lower your energy bill? When you're on the SmartRate plan, you pay a reduced rate in exchange for minimizing your electricity usage up to 15 days a year. This not only saves you money, but helps keep California's energy supply reliable.

Bill

Is SmartRate Smart for You?
Find out how much your electric rate will be reduced when you're on the plan, what you need to do to maximize your savings and why SmartRate is risk-free the first summer.
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Notify

Update How We Notify You of a SmartDay™
Choose email, text or a phone call. It's easy to change how we contact you and up to three other people. You can make updates by logging into My Energy, your online PG&E account, or by filling out an online form.
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Calendar

View Previous SmartDays
SmartDays are usually called on especially hot days when demand for electricity can reach an extreme level. See how many SmartDays have been called so far this year.
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Tips

Get Helpful SmartDay Tips
A little planning goes a long way toward saving money on your electric bill. You'll find new ways to reduce your electricity usage on SmartDays and other days of the year, too.
See Tips »

Already on the SmartRate Plan? Find out what's new in 2015.

  • SmartDays can be called any day of the year, including weekends and holidays
  • The SmartRate discount has been reduced from $0.03 to $0.024 per kilowatt hour
  • Notifications are now sent by 2 p.m.—an hour earlier—the day before a SmartDay
View the SmartDay Event Forecast
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This forecast averages temperatures in PG&E's territory, showing the probability of a SmartDay Event. The current trigger temperature is 98°.
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