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PG&E Time of Use (TOU) Mandate


PGE TOU logoImagine receiving a $.345 per kWh credit back to your PG&E service account from noon to 6pm every weekday May through October.

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CON:  If you have not already heard, in March 2013 and continuing over the next several years, PG&E’s Small and Medium Agriculture Customers are mandated to transition to time-of-use (“TOU”) rates. Electric Rates transitioning are AG1A and AG1B with monthly demand up to 200 kW.

PRO: There is a huge benefit to you with this latest PG&E mandate.  Did you know, if you install an AgWell Solar system for use during high demand periods, your utility service meter will literally run backwards earning you MASSIVE credits on your service account, up to $.326 per kWh?  Your service account will be credited at the highest rate for energy during that time period that solar energy is used.

What is TOU?

Instead of a single flat rate for energy use, time-of-use rates are higher when electric demand is higher. Higher demand periods are typically weekdays May through October, noon to 6 p.m.  In return, time-of-use rates are lower at other times.

This means that when you use energy is just as important as how much you use.  If you conserve electricity in your agriculture business during peak hours, you can save money on your electric bills.

Solar and time of use (TOU) is a winning combination for solar customers.  So what are you waiting for?  Let’s go solar today.