Northern California PG&E Rates Changed on August 1

Discussion in 'Gen 1 Prius Plug-in 2012-2015' started by CaliforniaBear, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. CaliforniaBear

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    This is for E-1 and E-6, others are probably similar.

    Tier 1 and Tier 2 rates went up, Tier 3 and Tier 4 rates went down. This may be good for your PiP if you don't have solar, definitely not good if you have solar.

    Baseline (Tier 1 amounts) went down which is not good for anyone as it pushes you up the tiers faster.

    You can get all the new rates here Pacific Gas & Electric - Tariffs
    And the baseline for your area here Understanding Baseline Quantities

    This rate change during the billing period sure made a mess of my spreadsheet and about a 10% increase in my costs. :(
     
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    Thanks for mentioning this. It got me off my butt to call PG&E to change our plan to a time-of-use plan that should save us some money, regardless of what the rates are.
     
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    With our solar panels and the PiP I'm finding that E-6 is only a marginal savings over E-1. Without solar panels it definitely depends on your usage pattern. With our heavy A/C usage in the summer (Sacramento area) E-6 would not have been a good thing without the solar panels that make a lot of their energy during peak rate times.
     
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    With the new E-1 rates, my average price per kWh dropped from $0.189 to $0.184. This is because my monthly use gets up to mid/upper Tier 3 and the savings there offset the increase in Tiers 1 and 2.
     
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