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PG&E rate / schedule change a bust, for now.

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PG&E asked the CPUC, California Public Utilities Commission, for a rate structure change that would have positives and negatives for the EV customer. Apparently the rate and schedule change didn’t go through on November 1st, as PG&E asked. Although that may always change in the future, it’s a signal for those who are interested in a separate meter to charge their EV to go forward, as I am still going to do.

Better news is that summer and winter off-peak tier 1 pricing went down $0.01729/kWh. This means my operating cost for my EV would be $15 in the summer and $18 in the winter, per month.


Written by devinserpa

November 15, 2011 at 2:24 am

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The E9B rate in California is very beneficial for EV owners as the night rate for charging is the lowest at around $0.05-$0.06 / kWh. I completed an application from PG&E and now I’m waiting for a couple local electricians to give me quotes. The secondary, and sometimes more important benefit is splitting the baseline usage over two meters. This allows an EV owner to stay at Tier 1 for the EV and the house as usual. This saves money by not pushing the house into a higher tier.

Written by devinserpa

July 19, 2011 at 4:56 am