Understanding your time of use bill (E-TOU-C rate)

Peninsula Clean Energy provides electric generation that is cleaner and costs you less than the same service from PG&E. Our electric generation charges on your bill replace, and are instead of, PG&E’s.

While PG&E does not charge Peninsula Clean Energy customers for electric generation, they continue to charge for electric delivery, which includes the use and maintenance of their poles, wires, and other equipment.

Below, we explain important components of your bill and where to find them.

Sample bill | Page 1
  1. This is your PG&E account number. It is helpful to have this number when you are discussing your bill with either PG&E or Peninsula Clean Energy.
  2. PG&E delivery charges include maintenance of the poles, wires and other infrastructure. It also includes services such as customer service and billing. These rates are the same whether you receive your electricity generation from PG&E or Peninsula Clean Energy.
  3. This charge is by Peninsula Clean Energy for generation of power. It is instead of PG&E’s charge and costs less and is cleaner than their power generation.
  4. Methane gas charges are from PG&E. Peninsula Clean Energy does not supply gas.
Sample bill | Page 3
  1. This is the electric generation credit from PG&E. Since you now receive electricity generation from Peninsula Clean Energy, PG&E credits your account for the amount they would have charged for their electricity generation.
  2. The Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) is a fee PG&E charges to cover the cost of electricity they contracted for on your behalf prior to Peninsula Clean Energy. Note that we include this in our rates and cost comparisons and ensure that you save money with Peninsula Clean Energy generation when compared to PG&E generation
  3. This Franchise Fee (FF) surcharge pays for PG&E’s right to use public streets to deliver electricity to your home.
  4. Utility user’s tax varies from city to city. Not all cities have a utility user’s tax.
  5. The vintage year is used in rate calculation. Los Banos customers are on the 2021 or 2022 vintage year. Customers who opt out and rejoin will not retain their original vintage year rate.
Sample bill | Page 4
  1. This is your total electric use in kilowatt-hours (kWh) for the billing period.
  2. This is your rate schedule, and the electricity generation charges under this schedule.  Note that charges for this rate schedule are lower during the off-peak hours, which are 4pm- 9 pm every day. 
  3. If your city applies a local utility user’s tax, it is applied to both PG&E and Peninsula Clean Energy charges
  4. This is collected from all customers regardless of service provider on behalf of the California Public Utilities Commission.
Sample bill | Page 6
  1. This is a breakdown of PG&E’s electric delivery charges (further detail of the charges on page 2)

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