Recently, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved new rate structures with the goal to more closely align electricity prices with the true cost of providing service. As a part of these changes, the residential E6 rate plan is closing to new customers on March 1, 2016. All customers enrolled in the E6 rate plan prior to March 1, 2016 will be able to remain on the rate through 2022*
New Time Of Use Rates -
Beginning March 1, 2016, two new time-of-use rate plans will be available. These new rate plans will be called Time of Day Rate Plans (currently known as ETOU-A and ETOU-B). Below are brief descriptions about these new rates.
TIME OF DAY RATE PLAN 3-8 p.m. (ETOU-A): This rate plan is best if you don’t use much energy and can be flexible about when you use it. If you can reduce your usage from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays this rate plan may be best for you.
TIME OF DAY RATE PLAN 4-9 p.m. (ETOU-B): This rate plan is best if you tend to use a high amount of energy, but can be flexible about when you use it. If you can reduce your usage from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, this rate plan would be beneficial.
To explore your rate plans, you can visit your online account to review your best rate options and enroll atpge.com/myaccount, or call 1-800-743-0514 to speak with a PG&E customer service representative.
Avatar recommends switching over to the E-6 rate before it closes on March 1st, 2016. The E-6 rate is the best rate for solar customers.