We partner with PG&E to send you a single, consolidated bill. The electric charges on your bill can be simplified into two categories:
- Electric Delivery Rates – PG&E delivery rates are the same for Peninsula Clean Energy and non-Peninsula Clean Energy customers.
- Electric Generation Rates – Generation rates vary depending on your rate schedule and the energy option you choose: ECOplus or ECO100
Peninsula Clean Energy replaces PG&E’s charges for generation on your bill. PG&E will also add additional fees to your bill. We always include these added fees in cost comparisons to ensure that you are comparing apples to apples, and so you can see the savings that Peninsula Clean Energy provides when all costs are included.
Rates are set by Peninsula Clean Energy’s Board of Directors at a public meeting.
Customers enrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy still receive their full CARE/FERA and Medical Baseline discounts. There’s no need to reapply, and no change in the discount rates.
ECOplus rates are 5% below PG&E’s rates for generation service, including all fees. The average PCE residential customer uses 417 kWh per month, so ECOplus is expected to save about $2.00 per month for a typical residential customer.
ECO100 costs $0.01 per kWh more than our ECOplus option. The average PCE residential customers uses 445 kWh per month, so ECO100 will cost the average residential customer $4.45 per month above ECOplus. Compared to PG&E’s rates, ECO100 is expected to cost about $2.29 per month extra for a typical residential customer.
Your electricity bill shouldn’t be a mystery! With the Peninsula Clean Energy Cost Comparison Calculator, we’ll make it easy to estimate your rates! Download the calculator below:
Cost Comparison Calculator (XLSM)
Notice of Interim Rate Adjustments
On January 1, 2017, PG&E increased their electric generation rates by about 1.5 to 3%. Also on January 1, 2017, PG&E increased the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) by 26%. PCIA is a fee paid to PG&E by Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) customers. When PCE set our rates in 2016, rates were set so that PCE’s rates are 5% below PG&E’s generation rate when the PCIA charge is included.
In response to PG&E’s rate increase and PCIA increase, at our January Board meeting, Peninsula Clean Energy voted to reduce rates to maintain PCE’s 5% discount below PG&E’s electric generation rates. PCE’s rate reduction goes into effect on March 15, 2017. Although PCE’s rates are significantly below PG&E’s rates for electric generation, there will be an interim period until March 15 when the PCE rate plus the increased PCIA rate will result in a rate slightly higher than PG&E’s rate. This will result in a premium of around one dollar per month for a typical residential customer during this interim period. Starting March 15, PCE rates will again be 5% below PG&E’s generation rate, including the additional PCIA charge.
Please note that PCE’s power supply contains 50% renewable energy, while PG&E’s power supply contains 30% renewable energy.
For details about how to compare our rates to PG&E’s rates, please see our sample bills below.
While PCE is in charge of procuring the energy you use behind the scenes, you’ll still get your normal PG&E bill. Download our sample bill document below to help you better understand your bill:
ECOplus Sample Bill (PDF)
ECO100 Sample Bill (PDF)
Sample Residential Cost Comparison
(Effective September 22, 2016)
Typical Monthly Electric Charges*
|Peninsula Clean Energy|
|Peninsula Clean Energy|
|Greenhouse Gas Free Content||75%||100%||60%|
|Electric Generation Rate||$26.56|
|Additional PG&E Fees||$12.41||$12.41||-------|
|Total Electricity Generation Cost|
(Generation + Fees)
5% less than PG&E
|PG&E Electric Delivery Rate||$56.21||$56.21||$56.21
|Average Total Monthly Cost||$95.18||$99.35 ||$97.23
**Based on a typical usage of 417 kWh at PG&E rates and PCE rates effective as of March 15th, 2017 under the Res-1/E-1 rate schedule. Actual difference may vary depending on usage, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates.