SJCE is advocating for improved PG&E management of above-market costs with the California Public Utilities Commission and State Legislature to reduce rates for all customers.
The PCIA is paid by all electric consumers in PG&E territory to cover PG&E’s above-market costs from legacy energy contracts and power plant operations. SJCE incorporates all PG&E added fees into our rate setting process so that, in total, our rates remain competitive with PG&E.
Excluding PG&E added fees, SJCE’s GreenSource generation charges are still about 30% lower than PG&E’s. Over the past years, SJCE has had to reduce generation charges to offset major and continuous increases in the PCIA and protect customers.