Energy Pricing Plans
My account is not on a Time-of-Use (TOU) Rate. Does this mean that my bills will be the same each month?
No, your price stays the same all day, but the charges on your monthly bills vary depending on how much electricity you use. If you are on a balanced-payment plan, PG&E may balance your charges so that each month’s bill is about the same.
I am a business customer on a Time-of-Use (TOU) Rate. My business is open in the afternoon. How does this affect my electricity costs?
If you need to use electricity between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., you will be charged at a higher price. The more you can reduce in the afternoons, the more you will save.
If I am on a Time-of-Use (TOU) plan, will I be charged for electricity during the higher price times even if I don’t use it?
No, you are only charged for the electricity you actually use.
Peak Day Pricing
Each summer has a few hot days that test the limits of California's power supply. On such days, PG&E may declare an Event Day when afternoon electricity prices will be higher. If you are on the Peak Day Pricing (PDP) rate, you will receive a notification of the PDP event 24 hours in advance, via email or text message.
There is no limit on the amount of Peak Day Pricing Event Days that can be called consecutively, although it is unlikely that there will be more than three consecutive Event Days.
What if I am participating in the Peak Day Pricing (PDP) Plan and need to use electricity on an Event Day?
You may use your appliances in the afternoon of an Event Day, but you will be charged at a higher rate. The less electricity you consume on Event Day afternoons, the more you will save.
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