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.

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Rocklin, CA — Pioneer Community Energy, a local-choice electricity provider serving communities in most of Placer and El Dorado counties with competitive

Locally owned electricity provider Pioneer Community Energy is observing five years of powering communities in Placer and El Dorado counties with competitive

Rocklin, CA — The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the finances of many residents of El Dorado County and Placer County, impacting their

Customers Report a 250% Increase in Monthly Bills After Returning to PG&E Electricity Service. Pioneer believes your power should be your choice,

Pioneer Community Energy, a Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) serving 156,000 accounts in the counties of Placer and El Dorado, has issued its

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 Bill.com 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).