Valley Clean Energy makes choosing locally controlled energy easy for your household or business by keeping rates competitive and stable while providing clean, renewable power. We partner with PG&E to send you a single, consolidated bill. The VCE Board of Directors set its electricity rates in an open and public process.
Our rate tables are being updated and will be available in early 2019.
Commercial, Agricultural and Industrial Customers
VCE is committed to working with commercial, agricultural, and industrial customers to determine how the rates will work for their businesses. If you are not sure whether staying with Valley Clean Energy is right for your business because of your current PG&E commercial, ag or industrial rates, please feel free to contact us. We want to work with you to help you decide what makes sense for your operation.
SOLAR CUSTOMERS—Policy Updates for Solar Customers with installations prior to June 2018
Residential and commercial solar PV users are often leaders in environmental awareness. That’s why we’re especially disappointed to have to delay enrollment of these energy “early adopters” due to the recent CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission) decision that raises exit fees (PCIA) for all customers.
The new higher PCIA will increase VCE’s 2019 expenses by $3.5 million. And since solar customers cost somewhat more to serve than the revenues they return, (they generate much of their own electricity and purchase energy during peak periods when it’s more expensive to provide), our Board of Directors made the financially prudent decision to delay their enrollment for at least one year, to protect the viability of the program. (Note: This decision affects existing PG&E solar Net Energy Metered (NEM) customers. Existing VCE customers who install solar PV will remain VCE NEM customers.)
Please join our ListServ here to be kept up to date on policy updates.
Special Rate Customers
If you’re enrolled in any of PG&E’s discount programs, you will continue to get your discounts with Valley Clean Energy. There’s no need to reapply for: California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE), Federal Electric Rate Assistance (FERA), Medical Baseline Allowance (MBA) and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). You’ll continue to receive these rate discounts once you’re automatically enrolled, with the added benefit of receiving cleaner electricity at competitive rates.
After rates have been set and service launches in June 2018, we work in cooperation with PG&E to send you a single, consolidated bill. Please see our sample bill to see an example of what this will look like when you start receiving VCE service.
The electric charges on your bill can be simplified into two categories:
Valley Clean Energy is able to provide competitive rates for electric generation costs. PG&E can add additional fees to your bill and those are always included in cost comparisons.