Tiered Base Plan (E1)

PG&E's Tiered Rate Plan

The Tiered Rate Plan has three pricing tiers. As you use up the allotted electricity for each tier during your billing period, you move to the next, higher priced tier.
To save on your bill, you'll need to conserve energy to stay in lower price tiers as long as possible. To learn more, visit pge.com/tips.

Energy Alerts

The Energy Alerts program will let you stay on top of energy bills by allowing you to set a monthly bill alert amount of your choice. When your bill is projected to exceed your set amount you will be notified by email, text or phone.
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How Tiers Work

Tier 1: Each monthly billing period begins at the lowest price per kilowatt for your electric usage. Tiers are defined by usage amounts. Once you reach that allotted amount, you are moved into a higher priced tier.

Tier 2: Costs more than Tier 1 per kilowatt of electricity used.

Tier 3: This is the most expensive tier and is more than double the price of your Tier 1 electric costs.


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PLEASE 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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