Residential

Rate Details

The Pioneer Board set rates at 3% less than PG&E for all rate schedules. To ensure that Pioneer customers receive a lower rate, the rates have been set net of all PG&E surcharges to CCA customers (PCIA and FFS*). Pioneer is supported by the rates charged for the electricity it supplies. It is not supported by any tax dollars.

Understanding your bill as a Pioneer Customer

Customers who receive their electric supply from Pioneer Community Energy receive a consolidated bill issued by PG&E that includes PG&E’s delivery charges (transmission and distribution) and Pioneer’s lower electric generation charges. This is not a double bill or charge. In partnership with Pioneer, PG&E collects payments on behalf of Pioneer.

The charges you see on your bill can be simplified into two categories:

Electric Generation: This charge is for your electricity consumption provided by Pioneer. You will no longer be charged by PG&E for your electric consumption.

Electric Delivery and PCIA Charges: Your electricity will continue to be delivered by PG&E. PG&E will continue to own, operate, and maintain the transmission and delivery system (wires and poles). PG&E charges for transmitting and delivering your electricity (kWhs). The transmission and delivery charges are the same for everyone, regardless of whether you are a CCA Program customer or not.

Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA)  is a fee charged to CCA customers, like Pioneer customers, to pay PG&E for electricity it purchased through long-term contracts  on behalf of CCA customers prior to their electricity being provided by a CCA.

Pioneer customers are also PG&E customers. Since Pioneer and PG&E are working together to provide your electric service, your bill will include charges from both PG&E and Pioneer, but there will never be any duplicate charges. PG&E will continue to bill for your gas usage separately.

Residential Rate Sheet

Energy Efficiency Incentives

Customers enrolled with Pioneer remain eligible for PG&E energy efficiency rebate and incentive programs.

mPOWER Program

The mPOWER Program provides fixed-rate, no money down financing to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, multifamily and non-profit property owners for energy efficiency upgrades, water conservation measures, and energy generation systems. mPOWER is available throughout Placer County (including the City of Roseville), all of Nevada County, and the City of Folsom.

*Franchise fees (FFS) are intended to reimburse local governments for use of public rights-of-way and other public services. All ratepayers whether served by a CCA or not are subject to this fee.

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