On Tuesday May 15, 2001, the Public Utilities Commission approved a new variable rate scale for electric utilities. Under this plan, customers that use the most electricity will pay the highest rates.
See the details of the rate scale, or refer to the actual PUC decision.
Use this calculator to estimate how much you will pay under the new rate structure.
On the sample P.G. & E. bill below, the Baseline Quantity is circled in blue and the Actual Usage is circle in red.
|Tier||Usage (% of baseline)||
|1st tier||up to 100%||
|2nd tier||100% to 130%||
|3rd tier||130% to 200%||
|4th tier||200% ato 300%||
|5th tier||more than 300%||
Note that 1st and 2nd tier rates did NOT increase. The increases for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th tiers are 30%, 56%, and 71%, respectively. This means that about half of California customers are not affected by this rate change.
The values provided by the calculator are only estimates
and are intended for informational use only. There is no guarantee
of accuracy or fitness of use for any particular purpose.
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