Billing

Utility bills can be confusing. But we’re keeping our part simple.

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) has partnered with PG&E to provide you with cleaner electricity at competitive prices. SCP buys electricity generated from cleaner sources and that electricity is delivered to your home or business via “the grid” (or transmission lines), which are maintained by PG&E.

In this way, you receive the benefit of choice, cleaner electricity, competitive prices, the same reliability you’re use to and one combined bill each month from PG&E.

 

 

Understanding Your Bill

  • Once SCP service starts for your home or business, you will see a new line item for Sonoma Clean Power Generation Charges on your bill.  This is not an additional fee.
  • PG&E will stop charging for electric generation but will continue to charge for the electric delivery services (typically referred to as “transmission and distribution”) and various regulatory fees. Because SCP and PG&E both provide separate electric services (SCP charges for generation and PG&E charges for delivery; both were previously charged by PG&E), your bill will include charges from both SCP and PG&E .

If you want to know more about your bill, we invite you to review the sample bill below that explains the various charges.

PG&E Bill Page 1

1

Account Number

This PG&E account number is needed to sign up for EverGreen service or to opt out and return to PG&E. Just use the 10 digits before the dash.

2

PG&E Electric Delivery Charges

This is PG&E’s charge for the delivery of electricity. It includes transmission, distribution, and a variety of other fees. It does NOT include generation charges if you’re an SCP customer.

3

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) Electric Generation Charges

This is SCP’s charge for generation – the cost of producing the electricity you use.

4

Total Amount Due

The Total Amount Due includes ALL of your fees for PG&E gas service, electric delivery and SCP electricity generation services. You should pay the total amount due on your bill to PG&E. By partnering with PG&E to have just one bill, we keep it simpler for you.

PG&E Bill Page 2

5

Your Electric Charges Breakdown

This is the sum of the Transmission, Distribution, Public Purpose Programs, taxes, and other fees required by law, including: Nuclear Decommissioning, Conservation Incentive Adjustment fees or credits, DWR Bond Charge, Competition Transition Charges (CTC), Energy Cost Recovery Amount, Taxes and Other.

PG&E Bill Page 3

6

Service Agreement ID

A service agreement documents your particular arrangement with PG&E (including billing days, metering information, and other factors) in order to calculate applicable charges.

7

Generation Credit

This number is the amount that PG&E would have charged you for Electric Generation. This number is helpful in comparing SCP’s electric generation cost to PG&E’s electric generation cost.

8

Vintage Power Charge Indifference Adjustment

This fee is required by PG&E of all Sonoma Clean Power customers. It is intended to ensure that customers who switch to SCP pay for the above-market cost of energy that PG&E bought on their behalf prior to the change in service.

9

Franchise Fee Surcharge

This fee is collected by PG&E to pay for the right to use public streets to run gas and electric service.

10

Total PG&E Electric Delivery Charges

This is the sum of PG&E’s charges for electric delivery, which matches the charge on the summary page of your bill.

PG&E Bill Page 4

11

ESP Customer Number

This is SCP’s Energy Service Provider (ESP) Customer Number. Once your service with SCP has begun, you may also need this number to upgrade to EverGreen service or to opt out by phone.

12

Rate Schedule

This indicates the applicable rate schedule under which you are receiving electric generation service from Sonoma Clean power (SCP). This rate schedule will specify applicable charges for such service and can be reviewed online here for residential service and here for commercial service.

13

Energy Surcharge

This fee is collected on behalf of the California Energy Commission and applies to all customers, regardless of service provider.

14

Total Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) Electric Generation Charges

This is the sum of all electric generation charges from SCP.