My electric company is Alameda Power, in Alameda, CA. Our small town is an island in the San Francisco Bay, near Oakland and Berkeley (across the bridge from San Francisco). All the surrounding cities have PG&E, but we have our own power co. The City owns it, so I suppose I have to call it Socialist, and we all know how Socialism is evil and capitalism is good, except that our electric rates are vastly lower than the PG&E rates:
Tier I: 10 cents
Tier II: 12 cents
Tier III: 19 cents
They don't have SmartMeters. Instead, they have an EV program that's based on the honor system: You agree to charge only during off-peak, which is after 8 PM on weekdays. In return, they take $15.00 off of your bill. But if you prove you use a lot more EV power, they'll discount you further (the discount is supposed to be 6 cents/kWh). In my case, my Prius takes up a whopping 3.2 kWh per charge, or roughly 100 kWh/month. If that's all Tier III power, it costs $19, or $4 with my rebate. If I stay within Tier II, I'll make a profit on my electric car charging. My advice: Move to Alameda.