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 Wins Award for 2020 Lowest Residential Electric Generation Rates in California

Receiving an Award

Rocklin, Calif. — Energy research group Find Energy announced that Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer) won Find Energy’s coveted award for the Lowest Residential Electricity Rate in California for 2020. Based on historical data compiled by Find Energy, Pioneer’s average residential rate was more than 10% lower than the national average.

“The Find Energy Award illustrates Pioneer’s success in keeping its commitment to provide competitive and stable rates to the communities it serves,” said Jim Holmes, Placer County Supervisor for District 3 and Pioneer Board Chairman.

Pioneer Community Energy is a locally owned provider of electricity – powering the communities we serve with competitive rates, reliable service and a choice in energy options,” according to the Pioneer mission statement.

Pioneer considers itself a community partner with the vision to provide reliable energy solutions and positive local impact, powering today and empowering tomorrow.

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More News from Pioneer

More News from Pioneer

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).