On Sept. 1, 2021, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) will begin transitioning residential electric customers in San Mateo County to the Time-of-Use (Peak Pricing 4PM-9PM Daily) rate plan. This rate features lower prices for electricity for 19 hours a day and higher prices from 4PM-9PM, every day, seven days a week. The prices are lower when demand is lower and renewable energy is more readily available. Customers on this Time-of-Use rate plan are encouraged to shift and reduce usage during the peak demand time between 4PM-9PM each day. Learn more about the transition to Time-of-Use at pge.com/toutransition.
As part of a multi-year, statewide effort to create a cleaner energy future for California, PG&E is transitioning approximately 2.5 million eligible residential electric customers to a Time-of-Use rate plan between April 2021 and March 2022. The State of California is requiring all investor-owned utilities to automatically transition eligible customers to the Time-of-Use rate plan. The plan supports the use of cleaner energy sources and reflects California’s focus on combating climate change. It encourages customers to shift electricity usage to off-peak hours of the day when demand is lower and renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, are more plentiful.
Please visit pge.com/TOUeveryday for more information.
Customers Can Choose Another Rate Plan at Any Time
Customers can choose to try out the Time-of-Use rate or choose another rate plan, including their current tiered rate plan, at any time. Customers who automatically transition to this Time-of-Use rate plan will automatically receive risk-free Bill Protection for the first 12 months. To view a customized rate plan comparison, customers can visit their account online atpge.com/TOUchoice.
When Eligible Customers Will Transition
The transition to this Time-of-Use rate plan will occur by geographical region between April 2021 and March 2022. Eligible customers will receive a series of notifications by mail and email starting four months in advance of the automatic transition in their county. These include tips on how to manage their energy usage on the Time-of-Use rate plan as well as a personalized rate plan comparison to help customers select the best rate plan for their needs.