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.
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Pioneer has the lowest electricity generation rates of all energy providers in the state. We earned Find Energy’s 2020 Award for the Lowest Residential Electricity Generation Rate in California.
Pioneer customers interested in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions can now enroll in Green100, the only 100 percent renewable energy option in the area.
*As reported to the California Public Utilities Commission and Pioneer’s Board of Directors.
**Based on a typical residential E1 customer usage in a Pioneer service area effective as of January 2023, assuming 650 kWh per month. Pioneer totals are based on 2021 PCIA vintage. Actual differences may vary depending on usage, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates.
***PG&E charges fees based on the year the customer starts service with Pioneer. For more information visit our Understanding PCIA page.
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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).