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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Rocklin, CA — Pioneer Community Energy, a local-choice electricity provider serving communities in most of Placer and El Dorado counties with competitive

Locally owned electricity provider Pioneer Community Energy is observing five years of powering communities in Placer and El Dorado counties with competitive

Join us in person at the Auburn Senior Center as the Pioneer team discusses programs available to help with your electric bill

Auburn Home show

Pioneer will have a booth with information on programs to save money on electricity, ways to reduce your electric bill and a

Pioneer staff will be available at the Auburn Senior Center to help with bill review, solar analysis, savings analysis, and to answer

Join us in person at the Auburn Senior Center as the Pioneer team discusses programs available to help with your electric bill

Did you know that you have a choice in energy options? Pioneer can save 15% or more compared with PG&E’s rates. Pioneer

Are you a Pioneer residential solar customer? Do you have a solar array on your residence and want to learn more about

Join us for this free webinar. Our Pioneer team will be ready to discuss programs and ways to save on your electricity

The Nevada City Manager’s Office is hosting a Town Hall meeting in partnership with Pioneer Community Energy on March 7, 2023, from 6:00 to

The Grass Valley City Manager’s Office is hosting a Town Hall meeting in partnership with Pioneer Community Energy on March 6, 2023, from 6:00

Rocklin, CA — The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the finances of many residents of El Dorado County and Placer County, impacting their

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).