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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/08/2018 02:46 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/08/2018 02:46 PM
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New Time-of-Use Rate Plan Will Support Cleaner, More Reliable Grid and Enhance Choice and Control for PG&E Customers

San Francisco, CA...PG&E will be starting a new Time-of-Use rate plan in April. Customers will start receiving letters next week. This will start as a pilot program with 150,000 customers throughout our service area. In Calaveras County, 3,500 customers will be included in the pilot, mostly in Arnold. In Tuolumne County, 4,000 customers will be included, mostly in Twain Harte. The new electric Time-of-Use rate plan will promote more efficient energy usage and provide customers with additional rate plan options. Starting in April 2018, approximately 150,000 residential electric customers across PG&E’s service area will transition into the new rate plan, unless they choose another rate plan. This is the first phase of a multi-year, statewide effort to create a smarter energy future and healthier environment while balancing the need to keep customer rates affordable.




Time-of-Use rate plans support a cleaner and more reliable energy grid by encouraging customers to shift electricity usage to the times of day when demand is lower (“off-peak”) and renewable resources, like solar power, are more plentiful. Most Californians are currently on a tiered rate plan where the price of electricity increases as more energy is used. On a Time-of-Use rate plan, when customers use electricity is as important as how much they use. By shifting some usage, such as running the dishwasher or doing laundry during off-peak hours, customers will benefit from lower pricing and help increase our state’s reliance on clean energy.



Customers transitioning to the new Time-of-Use rate plan will be notified by mail, and will be provided with additional information and tools. The majority of customers on the new plan will either see smaller bills or a small annual bill increase, assuming no change in energy usage.

PG&E will offer bill protection for the first 12 months to allow customers to try the new Time-of-Use plan risk-free. During that period, if customers pay more than they would have on their former rate plan, PG&E will credit them with the difference.



“PG&E is committed to working together with our customers to ensure they understand how small shifts in when they use energy can make a big difference for the environment,” said Laurie Giammona, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer. “We recognize that customers use energy differently and will provide information and tools to give customers greater control over how they use energy and help them choose the rate plan that best meets their needs.”



The new Time-of-Use plan offers lower priced energy 19 hours each day, while charging higher rates between the peak hours of 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. While customers who take no action will transition into the new Time-of-Use plan in April, they will have the option of keeping their current plan or choosing an alternate rate plan.

To ensure that customers included in this first phase understand the new Time-of-Use rate plan and their options, PG&E will provide:



Notifications regarding the new rate plan and other options available, starting in early January.


Personalized rate comparisons for customers to compare available rates and choose a plan.


Bill protection for the first 12 months to allow customers to try the new Time-of-Use plan risk-free.


Tools and programs such as Budget Billing and Energy Alerts, as well as seasonal communications and tips, to help customers manage energy use and stay on budget.


· Dedicated rate specialists at 1-866-743-7945 to answer questions and help customers choose a rate plan.



PG&E is working with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other energy companies on this statewide effort. Customers for the first phase were randomly selected from across the service area to represent diversity in climate, household size and energy usage, among other factors. PG&E will work with and learn from this group of customers to help inform and plan for the full rollout of the new Time-of-Use rate plan to all other eligible residential customers, starting either in late 2019 or late 2020, pending a decision by the CPUC.



About PG&E



Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 mi


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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Posted on: 2018-01-08 14:49:32   By: Anonymous
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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    Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    Posted on: 2018-01-08 17:47:00   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED PROLIFIC GANGSTERS AND EXTORTION CARTEL!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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Now When You Need Power, You Pay
Posted on: 2018-01-08 15:05:28   By: Anonymous
 
Try to not use power 4Pm to 9Pm.
Ok, so we are supposed to reduce our schedules because you did not increase solar, wind to accommodate more power demand?

PG&E wants it both ways- anti clean energy power, they are lobbying against roof top solar net metering , what solved Germany's peak demand problem, so they can charge more for peak power.

The Ca PUC needs to tell PG&E no, and expand the roof top solar program.

Once again the monopolies are trying to screw the 99%.

Tell PG&E to stop lobbying to curtail roof top solar.

Tell your legislator to support roof top solar.

It's that simple.

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    Re: Now When You Need Power, You Pay
    Posted on: 2018-01-08 15:24:59   By: Anonymous
     
    Quit whining and install your own rooftop solar panel system.
    Please let us know how well it works after sunset to 9pm. DOH!
    It's that simple.


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      Re: Now When You Need Power, You Pay
      Posted on: 2018-01-08 15:35:45   By: Anonymous
       
      Its Time to go with battery back up on my solar system . where do I get some ?

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      Re: Now When You Need Power, You Pay
      Posted on: 2018-01-08 15:42:56   By: Anonymous
       
      Actually, our solar panels keep our rates down to the lowest tier all year round. Well worth installing and we all should know by now the right thing to do.

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        Re: Now When You Need Power, You Pay
        Posted on: 2018-01-08 16:43:52   By: Anonymous
         
        I have one of those things, so I never have to worry about such trivial matters.

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          Re: Now When You Need Power, You Pay
          Posted on: 2018-01-08 17:48:19   By: Anonymous
           
          I opted out of their peak use hours. This is when most people are home and use the most energy especially in the Summer when Arnold stays 90-95 degrees. This is when the air-conditioner will be used the most.

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    Re: Now When You Need Power, You Pay
    Posted on: 2018-01-09 11:49:04   By: Anonymous
     
    So if you work full time. Get home at 5 pm, cook dinner, dishes and laundry, etc, OK you are screwed. Now if you are retired, yes it is very easy to adjust your schedule.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-08 18:12:01   By: Anonymous
 
Just another way to rip off the average joe.

Of course, along with free tampons, illegals, dreamers,
criminals, refugees, and single moms will soon get free power and gas too.

Eventually, America will look just like Venezuela.

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    Posted on: 2018-01-08 21:26:31   By: Anonymous
     
    In the picture, snapped in the darkness of a Wilton vineyard, Jack Kautz crouches behind a dead buck, smiling broadly as he holds up the animal’s head by its freakishly large set of antlers.

    It was a buck for the record books – with sprawling antlers about an arm’s width apart. If Kautz, 52, had been able to claim it as an official trophy, he could have added it to his long list of accomplishments detailed on the website of his family’s Lodi grape growing business, Ironstone Vineyards.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-09 05:45:56   By: Anonymous
       
      I hear Jack is quite the character, I wouldn't mine having a few drinks with the guy to find out. Helluva buck that was, wasn't it?
      I wonder who got the meats? (Arbey commercial)

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