PG&E charges Peninsula Clean Energy customers a Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) and a Franchise Fee Surcharge. Both are calculated based on the number of kilowatt hours used each month.
The PCIA is intended to ensure that customers who switch to Peninsula Clean Energy pay for energy that was acquired by PG&E to serve them prior to their switch. The PCIA is currently between two to three cents per kilowatt-hour for most PCE customers, depending on when the customer switched to Peninsula Clean Energy and whether they are a residential or a commercial customer. The savings that PCE’s ECOplus provides are such that, even with the fee, customers will still save money compared to PG&E’s rates.