Notice of E-7 Elimination

Finalized E-TOU Rates Now Available

March 1, 2016

PG&E has finalized its new E-TOU Rates.
The tariff sheet for E-TOU can be found here:
The tariff sheet for E-TOU CARE customers can be found here:

Both E-TOU options can be found on the tariff sheets.

SCP’s E-TOU rates can be found here:


PG&E’s Letter to Extend the Deadline until May 1, 2016 for the Elimination of E-7 and Closure of E-6

February 29, 2016

PG&E requested and the CPUC approved an extension for the elimination of E-7 and closure of E-6 to new customers until May 1, 2016.  Please see the link for a copy of the Advice Letter filed by PG&E detailing the extension.  PG&E also intends on sending out another round of letters to customers still on E-7.

Rates for E-TOU-A and E-TOU-B are scheduled to be released by PG&E on March 1, 2016.


SCP’s Notification Letter: Notice of Rate Schedule Elimination

January 11, 2016

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) has been informed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that your current electricity rate schedule (E-7) will be eliminated as of March 1, 2016. This impacts all customers on the rate schedule. The upcoming change to your rate schedule is due to the recent Residential Rate Reform Decision by CPUC (Decision 15-07-001).  Please read the attached letter to learn about your options.


PG&E Notification Letter

February 5, 2016

PG&E intends to send a direct mail letter to its customers notifying them of the E-7 rate schedule elimination on February 5, 2016.  Please contact PG&E directly about their letter at (866) 743-0335 for standard customers and (877) 743-4112 for solar customers.


PG&E Advice Letter: Request for Extension of Time to Implement

November 19, 2015

PG&E plans to implement the new E-TOU rates on March 1, 2016. Additionally, since the residential Zero Minimum Bill is only in effect today on Schedules E-7 and E-8, the elimination of the residential zero minimum bill is also delayed until March 1, 2016.  PG&E intends to eliminate the E-8 rate schedule in February 2016 and the E-7 rate schedule on March 1, 2016. The timing of the elimination for the two rate schedules will be staggered to improve customer support and contact center workload.


California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Approved Settlement Agreement (D. 15-11-013)

November 5, 2015

This Decision addresses the application of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for approval of its 2015 Rate Design Window proposals. The settlement agreement filed on July 23, 2015 via Joint Motion by PG&E, the Office of Ratepayer Advocates, and the Solar Energy Industries Association has been approved by the CPUC.

The Settlement outlines the design of the new E-TOU-A and E-TOU-B rate schedules which shall be implemented as soon as possible after January 1, 2016. The Settlement confirms the elimination of E-7 and the closure of E-6 to new customers.


California Public Utilities Commission Residential Rate Reform Decision (D. 15-07-001)

July 3, 2015

This Decision marks the culmination of a three-year long examination by the CPUC of proposed rate reforms for the three major investor-owned utilities in California, a critical first step in the process of optimizing use of advance metering infrastructure (AMI) and new energy efficiency technologies. This change will allow for more accurate allocation of costs and for energy rates to more fairly reflect the cost of service. The Commission expects that the time-of-use (TOU) rates approved by this Decision will reduce overall electricity costs for all customers in the long-term. The elimination of E-7 is finalized on page 155 of the document.