Overview of changes

In 2020 and 2021, business customers will experience several changes to their rates.

The rate increases will follow the schedule below:

2020   2021  
January 1, 2020  3.75% January 1, 2020  2.75 
October 1, 2020 3.00% October 1, 2021 2.00%

In 2021, there will be a commercial rate restructure which will include:

  1. An increase in fixed rates charges
  2. An adjustment to demand charges for consistency across all customer rate categories
  3. Changing commercial time periods to Time-of-Day

Updated time periods

Chart showing commercial rate time periods for summer and non-summer seasons

Why is my rate increasing?

As your community-owned, not-for-profit electric service, we work hard to control costs and operate as efficiently as possible.  The increase is driven by the following external factors: 

To reduce the risk of wildfire and improve safety, we're working to enhance wildfire prevention efforts and put new and improved safety measures in place to make our electric system more resilient. Learn about our efforts.

We’re increasing our capacity to provide electricity to ensure we can reliably serve customers’ energy needs during times of peak demand.

We’re deploying new and enhanced technology solutions to support cyber security, customer experience, improved reliability and distributed energy resources.

Investing in renewable energy and increased energy efficiency initiatives to achieve California mandated policy requirements including carbon reduction goals.