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 Secures 11 Year Contract for Renewable Power from Shell Energy

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Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer) signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Shell Energy North America (Shell Energy) to purchase 1.375 million megawatt hours (MWh), of renewable energy with potential for an additional 300,000 MWh over the next 11 years.

The power purchase is part of Pioneer’s plan to meet the California Public Utility Commission’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirement that 65% of all renewable energy purchases be secured through contracts with terms longer than 10 years.

In addition to meeting a regulatory requirement, the PPA with Shell Energy provides Pioneer with certainty of energy delivery in time to meet the RPS compliance deadline due to Shell Energy’s portfolio of existing resources.  Multiple resources also increase security of supply as any replacement power required should always be available.

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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 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).