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Understanding Your
Commercial Rates
Grass Valley & Nevada City

Save Money with Pioneer

The number one priority for Pioneer in El Dorado County is offering competitive and stable electricity generation rates for your business, and we are delivering. El Dorado County businesses will experience savings of 10% or more on their electricity generation rates in 2024, which directly benefits the bottom line of every business.

PG&E Rate Increases

Pioneer strives for transparency by publishing changes to PG&E’s fees and rates.

  • PG&E has increased rates for all customers to support their poles and wires (T&D). This increase affects Pioneer and non-Pioneer customers equally – everyone’s rates will go up by the exact same dollar amount. Don’t be misled by PG&E’s creative math and clever marketing spin.
  • In January 2022, Transmission and Distribution rates for all nonresidential rates were increased significantly.
  • Over the first few months of 2022, natural gas prices have nearly doubled when compared with earlier prices. PG&E passes these costs on to customers in the form of monthly rate adjustments and increases.
  • These changes affect both Pioneer customers and those who have opted out.
  • In February 2022, PG&E submitted an additional rate increase notification to the California Public Utilities Commission.

Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA)– A PG&E Imposed - Exit Fee

The chart below reviews PG&E’s increase in PCIA fees year over year. To learn more about how the PCIA fee works please visit Understanding Your Commercial PCIA Fee.

Rate 2021 2022 2023 2024

The rate table above represents rates as of January 1, 2024.

*For customers with a different rate tariff, please visit PG&E’s Rate Tariff Webpage. To determine your applicable PCIA, please look at your PG&E bill. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to call the Pioneer office at (916) 758-8969.

Pioneer Commercial Rate Adjustments

  • In January 2024, Pioneer customers experienced an adjustment to their applicable Generation rate.
  • Pioneer’s Board of Directors approved a rate-setting schedule that will save customers 10% or more on the generation portion of their bill.


Please take into consideration rate adjustment data when evaluating your energy options and the pending financial impacts of your energy choices.


For more information, please review Pioneer’s Agricultural, Commercial, and Lighting rate sheets:

For information on other rate-related topics, visit our Green100, Time-of-Use, and Understanding Your PCIA pages below:

Choose Pioneer

Should you have questions regarding power generation rates, PCIA fees or your electric utility bill, please contact your Pioneer customer service team by email at or call our offices at (916) 758-8969. We’ll be happy to help with your power and your choice.