Archive for October 2011
Bad news is PG&E is asking the CPUC to raise the off peak E9B rate for summer and winter to $0.05995/kWh and $0.06814/kWh respectively to $0.11041 and $0.11305/kWh.
Good news is the tiered pricing would be removed.
Although rates nearly doubled, the lack of tiers mean an EV owner no longer needs to spend extra money on a second meter installation.
I anticipated a cost of operation to be $20-$24 a month for E9B under the old pricing structure. Starting November 1st it will be approximately $38-$39. Although, I would save $2000 by staying on E9A.
The only reason I was considering E9B was to separate my vehicle cost from my home. That would prevent my electric rate from entering tier 4 or 5, which happened all summer. But now with the tiers removed, total cost for my home and vehicle during summer months should be $140 down from $305 under E9A.