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.

Doing Business with Pioneer

Local control means that Pioneer works with local businesses and strives to impact the local economy.  Pioneer’s board of directors has made it a priority to reinvest in the local economy. When economically feasible Pioneer will select local businesses for contracts and purchases. Since 2020, Pioneer invested over $8 million in local business through contracts and purchases.

Solicitations and Requests for Proposals

There are currently no open solicitations. Please check back at a later date.

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Supplier Diversity

When diverse community businesses thrive, we all thrive. Established in 1986 by AB 3678 (Moore), the California Public Utilities Commission’s Supplier Diversity Program aims to increase utility expenditures with diverse vendors and businesses. We encourage all eligible businesses to apply for one of the following certifications:

Certification provides an opportunity for businesses to stand out among the competition. Pioneer encourages all eligible businesses to get certified and register at the appropriate sites above. Certified vendors will be listed in directories which utilities can access for their contracting needs. To review past Supplier Diversity Reports, please visit our Key Documents page.

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).