Service Agreement ID
A service agreement documents your specific arrangement with PG&E (including billing days, metering information and other factors) to calculate your charges. If you have multiple meters under a single PG&E account, each meter will have a unique Service Agreement ID number.
This shows the highest tier you’re being charged for. If your electric use is more than your Tier 1 Allowance (which is set by state law), and goes into Tier 2 or higher, the price you pay per kilowatt-hour (kWh) will increase. Time-of-use rates do not have tiers.
This is what PG&E would have charged you for generation service. Since SJCE now provides your electricity, it is credited back to your account.
Power Charge Indifference Adjustment
PG&E charges SJCE customers a Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA), calculated based on the number of kWh used each month. It’s intended to ensure SJCE customers pay the difference between what PG&E paid for power already contracted on your behalf before you joined SJCE, and the current market value of that power. For SJCE residential customers, the PCIA is currently $0.033 per kWh. SJCE’s rate setting always takes the PCIA into account so that, in total, you will still save money compared with PG&E’s rates.
Franchise Fee Surcharge
The Franchise Fee is collected by PG&E for the City to cover costs associated with rights to use public streets to provide electric and gas service. SJCE’s rate setting always takes this fee into account so that, in total, you will still save money compared with PG&E’s rates.
Utility User’s Tax (UUT)
The City of San José charges varying utility users’ taxes; it is 5% for electricity. This item is unaffected by SJCE service.
Since it appears under generation charges, it may look like a new charge, but it isn’t. Before, delivery and generation were bundled together into one charge, and the UUT (5%) was applied to it. Now, delivery and generation are separated, and the UUT (5%) is applied to each of these.