- Customer Account Number
You will need this number when upgrading to VCE UltraGreen or opting out of VCE service.
- PG&E Delivery Charges
PG&E charges you to deliver electricity over their existing transmission lines and to maintain infrastructure. This includes other fees to support customer service and billing.
- VCE Generation Charge
This charge covers Valley Clean Energy’s cost of purchasing clean electricity for customers.
- Total Amount Due
The total amount you pay to PG&E includes their service and VCE’s, for your convenience.
- Your Electric Charges Breakdown
This summary of charges includes electric generation, distribution and other fees and taxes that fund regional or statewide programs, such as assistance and efficiency rebates.
- 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. For customers with multiple meters under a single PG&E account, each meter will have a unique Service Agreement ID number.
- Tier Usage
This indicates the highest rate tier for which you are being charged. If your electric use is more than your Tier 1 Allowance (which is set by state law) and crosses into Tier 2 or beyond, the price you pay per kWh will increase.
- Generation Credit
Since you are purchasing generated electricity from VCE instead of PG&E, you are credited back this amount by PG&E. There are no duplicate charges.
- Power Charge Indifference Adjustment
PG&E charges Valley Clean Energy customers a Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA), which is calculated based on the number of kilowatt-hours used each month. The PCIA is intended to ensure that VCE customers pay the difference between what PG&E paid for power contracted to serve them prior to their switch, and the current market value of that power. The PCIA charge is credited back to you in VCE’s billing.
- Franchise Fee Surcharge
The Franchise Fee is collected from PG&E to cover costs associated with rights to use public streets to provide gas and electric service. The franchise fee is factored into VCE’s rate setting process.
- ESP Customer Number
This is your Energy Service Provider (ESP) Customer number for VCE.
- Rate Schedule
This is your rate schedule determined by PG&E.
- Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) Credit
This credits back to you the PCIA charge from PG&E, shown in their section of the bill on the previous page.
- Energy Comission Tax
This fee is collected on behalf of the California Energy Commission and applies to all customers, regardless of service provider. The California legislature established the Energy Commission tax in 1975. The tax provides additional funding for the California Energy Commission.