Explore our wide variety of rate plans that could help you save money, energy, or the environment.
Our Time-of-Use (TOU) plans feature different rates based on the time of day, day of the week, and season. So, when you use electricity is as important as how much you use. If you can shift your energy usage away from peak hours when energy resources are in demand, you can take advantage of lower rates.
Most households are currently on a Tiered Rate Plan, which starts at the lowest pricing level — or “tier” — and may increase based on how much you use during the month.Learn more with this short video Watch video
You can also call us at 1-800-655-4555 to choose a new plan.
You can connect your solar panels or other clean energy generators to the grid through our Net Energy Metering (NEM 2.0) Program. Your bill will take into account your “net energy,” or the energy you produce minus the energy you consume.
If you can shift some of your electricity use to take advantage of the lower priced (off-peak) time periods, you have the ability to lower your overall electricity costs. Running your dishwasher during Off-Peak periods instead of during On-Peak periods is an example of shifting energy usage to lower your electricity costs. Use our Appliance Energy Use Cost Estimator to see how much you may save by shifting energy use to off-peak hours.
With TOU rate plans, rate charges change between the longer winter period (October-May) and shorter summer period (June-September). As a result of these seasonal pricing differences, it is likely that on a TOU rate plan, your winter bills may be lower than you are used to, while your summer bills may be higher. Be sure to pay attention to the seasonal and monthly breakout of your projected costs in the Rate Plan Comparison Tool.
There is no minimum commitment period, and you can choose to sign up or un-enroll from the TOU-D-4-9PM, TOU-D-5-8PM, or TOU-D-PRIME rate plans at any time. Please note that TOU-D-PRIME is only for customers with electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles, residential batteries, or an electric heat pump system for water or space heating. Also keep in mind that if you switch from a time-of-use rate plan to an alternate plan, you will not be able to make another switch for a full 12 months.
If you are currently receiving a discount through your enrollment in California Alternate Rate for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA), you can still choose your preferred Tiered or TOU rate plan without affecting your discount.
The rate you are currently on may now be a grandfathered rate plan, including TOU-D-A, TOU-D-B, TOU-EV-1, and TOU-D-T. A grandfathered rate plan is no longer open to customer enrollment. If you’re enrolled in one of these rates, you can continue to stay on it for now. If you switch to a different, non-grandfathered rate plan, however, you cannot re-enroll in your previous plan.