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Understanding Your Commercial Rates Placer County

Save Money with Pioneer

The number one priority for Pioneer Community Energy in Placer County is offering competitive and stable electricity generation rates for your business, and we are delivering. Most Placer county businesses will experience savings of 6 to 10 percent on their bills in 2022, which directly benefits the bottom line of every business.

PG&E Rate Increases

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

  • 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 request 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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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The rate table above was updated on June 1, 2022.

For customers with a different rate tariff, please visit PG&E’s Rate Tariff Webpage.

  • In March 2022, Pioneer customers saw a modification to their applicable PCIA.
  • All rate analyses are performed using the appropriate PCIA plus Pioneer’s applicable generation rate.
  • 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 March 2022, Pioneer customers experienced an adjustment to their applicable Generation rate.
  • Pioneer’s Board of Directors approved a rate-setting schedule that will see all customers realizing a minimum of 6 percent savings 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 rate sheets:

For information on other rate-related topics, click 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 info@pioneercommunityenergy.org or call our offices at (916) 758-8969. We’ll be happy to help with your power and your choice.

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