El Dorado County & Placerville

UPCOMING EVENTS

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE UPCOMING TRANSITION FROM PG&E TO PIONEER PLAN ON JOINING US FOR AN INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR. SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS.
OPEN VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – 6 to 7:30pm
Hosted via Zoom – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87679895762

Pioneer/PG&E – Time of Use (TOU) MEETING

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 – 6 to 7:30pm
Hosted via Zoom – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81653043462

For a complete list of upcoming events, see our Events page.

PIONEER COMMUNITY ENERGY IS COMING TO EL DORADO COUNTY AND CITY OF PLACERVILLE, STARTING IN JANUARY 2022

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and the Placerville City Council voted to join Pioneer Community Energy with the desire to give the residents and businesses in the region a choice in electric service providers.

The regions leadership recognized that Pioneer offers stable and competitive rates, local control, acts as a regional advocate, and is a provider of exceptional customer service.

See a recent article published in the News and Review.

El Dorado Rates – As of November 2021

E1 (standard residential rate)

PG&E Pioneer
Generation Rate $0.11418 $0.07719
PCIA Vintage Year 2021 $0.02887
Total $0.11418 $0.10606

Pioneer, residential E1 rate, is 7.2% cheaper than PG&E’s rate. This saving includes the generation rate PLUS the Vintage Year 2021 PCIA.

PG&E has announced “significant” rate increases coming in early 2022. For specific numbers please revisit our website at that time or call our office for more information.

Business rates are more complex than residential rates due to Time of Use and the Peak/Off Peak components. Actual customer evaluations have shown cost savings up to 12% from the standard PG&E bill.

Please note that comparisons are unique to each customer. We encourage customers to call our offices for a rate comparison.

POWER CHARGE INDIFFERENCE ADJUSTMENT (PCIA)

PG&E charges a PCIA fee (exit fee) to all CCA customers. The exact PCIA fee a customer will pay is based on when the region committed to join a CCA, such as Pioneer. El Dorado County and Placerville customers will be assigned a vintage year of 2021.

El Dorado County and Placerville’s 2021 Vintage Year PCIA fee is $0.02887 per kWh.

PG&E is expected to adjust the PCIA fee in early 2022. Please contact Pioneer staff or revisit this web page at that time to learn about the updated fee.

Solar Customers

Customers with January or February true-up months will be auto-enrolled in January along with the non-solar customers. All other solar customers will be auto-enrolled every two months, depending upon your individual true-up date.

Customers can enroll early, at any time. Solar customers wishing to enroll early can call 844-937-7466.

Customers wishing to opt out cannot do so more than 60 days prior to your true-up date.

Please note that enrolling early with Pioneer will reset your true-up to the month you enroll.

Pioneer pays 1/2 cent more than PG&E per kWh of over production.

ENROLLMENT IN EXISTING PROGRAMS IS UNAFFECTED BY ENROLLMENT WITH PIONEER

Customers enrolled in the following programs, will remain in the program regardless of energy provider and receive benefits from Pioneer and PG&E:

  • California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE)
  • Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA)
  • Medical Baseline
  • PG&E Employee and Retire Discount Allowance
  • Arrearage Management Plan (AMP)
  • Payment Plans

Visit Pioneer’s Program’s page for more information on programs that are available.

How Enrollment Works

All eligible customers will be scheduled to become Pioneer customers in January 2022. Visit Pioneer’s Service Area page to see where Pioneer is an option.

To ensure fair and equal access to the benefits of community choice for everyone in the El Dorado County and Placerville area, enrollment is automatic – as required by state law. This process ensures that energy providers make their services available to all customers.

The choice to remain enrolled with Pioneer is completely a customer’s choice.

Customers will be able to exercise their choice of being a Pioneer or staying with PG&E. Here’s how that works:

  1. To enroll with Pioneer, do nothing. The process is automatic.
  2. To opt out:

Community Meetings and Presentations Videos

El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee – 11/10/2021 – hosted on YouTube

El Dorado County Community Meeting – 11/2/2021 – hosted on YouTube

El Dorado Hills Community Council Meeting – 9/13/2021 – hosted on YouTube

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