I called PG&E yesterday and was told I would stay on E9a until ~3/31/15 unless I requested a rate plan change prior to that date.
Anyone else know if that is correct?
Since I did not get my smart meter until last May (and had to pay the extra ~$7 per month for over two years to have my driveway abused by the meter reader) I still cannot use the rate comparison tool.
So, the comparison I posted over three years ago (p 2) is still my best estimate.
edatoakrun wrote:I estimated my PG&E bill, using the week of info from my "dumb" TOU meter, since it was installed last Tuesday.
I have used:
9 kWh peak, 18 kWh part peak, and 60 kWh off-peak.
Multiplying these totals by 4.3 to approximate a monthly bill:
My E1 rate would have given me about $48 total bill for the month, for 374 kWh. This about my monthly average use.
E1 = $576 (estimated annual bill)
The E9a rate should give me a bill of about $34 this month-$41 with the temporary meter charge.
My Winter bill for the same 374 kWh, with same TOU distribution would be about $27
E9a = $366 (estimated annual bill)
The "new and improved" E9 rate proposal (assuming a 10 kWh shift to weekend, now peak, use) would bill me about $77 in the summer, and $47 in Winter-including the new permanent $8 service charge.
So, this proposal would increase my expected annual E 9 bill over 100%, from $366 (not including the temporary service charge) to $744.
E9 revised = $744 (estimated annual bill)
E6 would give me a Summer bill of about $55. I expect the E6 option would be more expensive than E1, for almost all AC using non-PV EV owners in the summer, but some could save a few bucks a month on E-6 in the winter. Looks like my winter bill would be about $46, for the same 374 kWh. So E6 is still higher for the year, for me, than E1.
E6 = $606 (estimated annual bill)
I guess PG&E wants me on E1.
I guess they won't mind me charging during peak hours...
But I will probably add the SmartRate
option to E1, which should save me ~$30 per year off the E1 estimate above.
It will seem strange, I'm sure, to have to go back to the a dumb
tariff that values kWh irrespective of actual cost.
BTW, my last six months (June though November- I can't find the bills from previous months on the "my usage" tool) of bills total $198.69, and since that includes most of the Summer Peak rate period, and my seasonally higher energy use (home air conditioning, and more miles driven) My E9a = $366 (estimated annual bill)
was fairly accurate.http://www.pge.com/tariffs/tm2/pdf/ELEC ... RSMART.pdf