Time-of-Use Transition

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Time-of-Use Transition

Manage your electricity costs with a time-of-use rate.

The State of California is transitioning residential customers to Time-of-Use (Peak Pricing 4–9 p.m. Every Day) where electricity costs are lower most of the day and higher in the evening. You can use this rate structure to lower your bills and your environmental impact!

Most homes in Humboldt County will be offered this transition in Spring 2021. A small group of customers will be transitioned in Fall 2020.

Customers may decline the transition to Time-of-Use (Peak Pricing 4–9 p.m. Every Day), but most Humboldt County homes are expected to save money on this rate. To see if you would do better on Time-of-Use please sign in to your PG&E MyEnergy account and compare rates to find the best one for you.


Humboldt County customers can try Time-of-Use risk-free for a year. RCEA and PG&E are offering automatic bill protection for customers that transition from their Tiered (E-1) rate to Time-of-Use (Peak Pricing 4–9 p.m. Every Day).  Bill protection means that if you paid more for the first year of being on Time-of-Use than you would have with E-1 you will be credited for the difference.

Customers with bill protection credits from RCEA can find them on the RCEA Electric Generation Charges page of the energy statement. Customers who transition to Time-of-Use will remain eligible to receive bill protection for a period of less than 12 months, should they stop taking service from RCEA before the 12-month bill protection period ends.

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