PG&E Residential Time Varying Pricing

Jun 2, 2012

This report contains ex post load impact estimates for PG&E’s residential time-based pricing tariffs for 2011. PG&E has three time-based tariffs in effect, although only two are open to new enrollment:

SmartRateTM 1 is a is an overlay on other available tariffs which has a high price during the peak period on event days, referred to as SmartDays, and slightly lower prices at all other times during the summer. Prices vary by time of day only on SmartDays;

Rate E-7 is a two-period, static time-of-use (TOU) rate with a peak period from 12 PM to 6 PM. This rate is closed to new enrollment; and Rate E-6 is a three-period TOU rate with a peak period from 1 PM to 7 PM in the summer and from 5 PM to 8 PM in the winter (when partial peak prices are in effect).