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.


100% Renewable Option for Your Home

Did you know that Green100 is now more affordable than PG&E’s standard rates?

Your 100% Renewable Energy Option

The Green100 renewable energy rate is a choice for residents interested in reducing their carbon footprint and the environmental impact of their electricity usage at home. In response to customer requests for a 100 percent renewable electricity option, Pioneer is pleased to offer Green100, a renewable energy choice for your home. Pioneer is the only provider of electricity that offers a totally renewable energy option for residents and businesses in our area.


Renewable resources used by Green100 may include geothermal, wind, solar, hydroelectric and biomass energy production. The Green100 plan is entirely voluntary and choosing this renewable energy option is easy. Clean energy services are your choice, with Pioneer’s Green100 residential electricity.

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Learn More About Green100 Rates


35.8% Renewable*

$ 198.59** average total
  • $83.67
  • N/A
    Green100 Charges
  • $116.75
    PG&E Shipping Charges
  • $(1.83)***
    PCIA + FFS

100% Renewable

$ 205.67** average total
  • $83.67
  • $7.07
    Green100 Charges
  • $116.75
    PG&E Shipping Charges
  • $(1.83)***
    PCIA + FFS



$ 218.24** average total
  • $92.98
  • $N/A
    Green100 Charges
  • $116.75
    PG&E Shipping Charges
  • $8.51***

*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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How to Enroll in Green100

Customers can enroll their homes in Green100 by phone or online. To enroll by phone, call (844) YES-PIONEER or (844) 937-7466. To enroll in Green100 online, complete the online registration steps.

How to Enroll in Green100:

  • Complete the Account Information form.
  • Select the account you wish to enroll in.
  • Read and accept our terms and conditions.
  • That’s it. You’re enrolled in Green100!

Note: You can cancel anytime during the enrollment process or opt down to the standard rate at a later date.

Pioneer purchases renewable electricity from local resources in Placer and El Dorado counties and from within California whenever possible.

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).