PG&E has increased rates for all customers to support their poles and wires (T&D). This affects Pioneer and non-Pioneer customers equally – everyone’s rates will go up the exact same dollar amount.
Don’t be misled. We guarantee that Pioneer’s savings over PG&E have not changed. Calculate your savings in El Dorado and Placer County.

Pioneer Careers

Join Pioneer, Join a Community

Being a community-owned, nonprofit utility means putting our customers and community at the heart of everything we do. Pioneer Community Energy serves Northern California and is part of the Greater Sacramento Metropolitan Area. Our service territory spans portions of the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada mountain regions. From quaint gold mining towns and vibrant, thriving suburban areas to foothill communities dotted with farms and historic, small ranchettes, to vibrant, thriving suburban areas, the region provides a variety of leisure and recreational activities.

Whether it’s boating, whitewater rafting water skiing, or snow skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, cycling or horseback riding, our community offers outdoor activities for any interest. 

Placer County is home to Sierra College, William Jessup University and exceptional public and private primary and secondary schools. Regional amenities include wineries, breweries and award-winning restaurants, to the hiking, biking and riding trails or the pristine regional lakes. The Pioneer Community Energy community truly has something for everyone.

Pioneer offers more than just jobs – we provide career opportunities and community.

Current Career Opportunities with Pioneer

Current Recruitment:

There are no current recruitments at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Please download our employment application.

Solar Customers Receive Annual True-Up

Pioneer issued checks to solar customers with a cumulative net surplus of energy (known as Net Surplus Generators) during May for the March/April billing period if their credit balance (calculated at the Net Surplus Compensation Rate) for the past 12 months exceeded $25.00. Credit balances of less than $25.00 were rolled forward and applied to the next bill.

A few of our clients have contacted us to confirm the check’s authenticity. Rest assured, it is indeed real! If you receive a Blue or Orange check from with a reference to Pioneer, it is safe to deposit. 

We take pride in helping our solar customers save; Pioneer pays $.005 (1/2 cent) per kWh more than PG&E for any over-production sold back to the grid (Net Surplus Compensation Rate or NSC).