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.

Who We Serve

Serving ~90% of residents and businesses in our six cities and towns and two counties.

Our Counties

Placer County

Pioneer Community Energy began providing electricity services in 2018 to Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Rocklin and the Town of Loomis and most of unincorporated Placer County.

El Dorado County

Pioneer Community Energy began providing electricity services to Placerville and most of unincorporated El Dorado County in January 2022.

Learn More About Our Impact in Your Community

  • Over 7,000 customers are benefitting from Pioneer’s energy services
  • Most customers in Auburn are saving 15% or more.
  • Through 2021, customers have saved $1.4 million.
  • The City of Auburn leads by example as the first city in the region to sign all city-owned facilities up for the Green100 program.
  • Learn more about how our community of Auburn benefits by opting in to Pioneer.
  • More than 1,000 customers enjoying the power of choice.
  • Most customers in Colfax are saving 15% or more.
  • Through 2021, customers have saved $245,000.
  • In 2021, Pioneer’s board authorized a two-month bill credit to all the customers that lost homes in the River Fire.
  • Learn more about how our community of Colfax benefits by opting in to Pioneer.
  • Nearly 19,000 customers provided reliable energy.
  • Most customers in Lincoln are saving 15% or more.
  • Through 2021, customers saved $3.2 million.
  • Learn more about how our community of Lincoln benefits by opting in to Pioneer.
  • Close to 3,000 customers are benefiting from Pioneer’s energy services.
  • Most customers in Loomis are saving 15% or more.
  • Through 2021, customers have saved close to $600,000.
  • Learn more about how our community of Loomis benefits by opting in to Pioneer.
  • Nearly 5,000 customers served.
  • Most customers in Placerville are saving 19.5% or more.
  • Over 27,000 customers benefit from PIoneer’s services.
  • Most customers in Rocklin are saving 15% or more..
  • Through 2021, customers saved $5.8 million.
  • Learn more about how our community of Rocklin benefits by opting in to Pioneer.
  • Nearly 38,000 energy customers served.
  • Most customers in Unincorporated Placer County are saving 15% or more.
  • Through 2021, customers saved $10.6 million.
  • 49,000 customers have chosen Pioneer.
  • Most customers in Unincorporated El Dorado County are saving 19.5% or more.
The listed savings percentages and total savings are estimates based on rates, effective January 10, 2023, and projected energy usage for all customers. Interested in an individualized rate analysis? Visit our residential page.

Choose Pioneer

To better understand the many benefits of choosing Pioneer Community Energy, send us an email at info@pioneercommunityenergy.org or call our offices at (916) 758-8969 or (844) YES-PIONEER. We’ll be happy to help with your power and your choice.

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).