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 Community Energy to Hold First Community Meeting Sept. 14

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Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer) will hold the first of several community meetings for El Dorado County and Placerville to present information about Pioneer and to answer questions, Sept. 14, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

The meeting will be held both in-person and via Zoom. The in-person meeting will be at Gilmore Senior Center, located at 990 Lassen Lane, in El Dorado Hills. The link to the Zoom meeting is at

Pioneer is a community-owned, not-for-profit agency serving unincorporated Placer and El Dorado Counties, and the incorporated areas of Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Loomis, Placerville, and Rocklin. Pioneer currently serves more than 93,300 residential and commercial accounts and will begin serving the 68,000 accounts in El Dorado County and Placerville in January 2022. Pioneer was formed to provide electric generation at stable rates while offering programs that deliver economic and workforce benefits for the local community.

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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).