PG&E Residential Rates Get a New Tier

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has done a re-org to their residential rate structure.   In an effort to show a more accurate cost of generation and encourage conservation, PG&E’s new rate structure converts generation and distribution into flat rates and adds a new set of tiered rates called the Conservation Incentive Adjustment (CIA).

PG&E Residential E-1 New Rate Structure

The goal is to make the tiered portion of the rate structure easier to evaluate for the consumer, instead of including the tiered structure within the Generation and Distribution components.

How does that translate into dollars?  A typical customer would see a slight increase of about $1-$2, which is a far cry from the rate hike PG&E proposed to the California Pubic Utilities Commission which would raise a typical homeowner’s bill 15.6% by 2016.

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  1. Adobe Brother
    Posted August 18, 2012 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    One more hidden fee

  2. mesers
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Defintitely NOT hidden. I caught charges of $91.42 for the last 3 months ;( !!!!!

  3. mesers
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    NOT HIDDEN i have been billed $91/month.

  4. christine
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    last month my Conservation Incentive Adjustment was a billing for $61.76 and this month it grew to $101.44 for a single month and my electricity usage went down from the previous month.

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