PG&E E9 Rate Schedule (Northern California)

PG&E E9 Rate Schedule (Northern California)

PG&E has a number of rate schedules, one being the E9A when you own an electric vehicle, which has fairly low rates during the midnight to 7am period. You can check your current rate schedule at and see if the E9A might be better for you. Lots of tiered times. It does not change your baseline.

There is also a E9B option, if you have a separate meter to your MS charger that has the advantage of a second baseline, but it requires a second meter and wiring. It will only be around for about 20 months, so it would need to save quite a bit to pay back the costs of the second meter and wiring in a short time.

If you do want to switch, rather than go through long waits and many transfers (as I just did), call the Building and Renovation dept at 1-877-743-7782. You do have to have a smart meter and have taken delivery of your MS, but other than that, it's easy to switch.

E9 is going away soon (April?), and it will be replaced with a newer EV rate plan, but you can keep the E9 until the end of 2014. I don't know if this will be better or not, but my guess is E9 will be cheaper and if not, you should be able to switch to EV when it is available.

Shesmyne2 | March 30, 2013

So we jumped on the PG&E train just after we bought our MSP85. We were way too excited at first so we were charging at peak, and it cost us. First bill was $230 (average before was $90/month). Second bill not on EV9 but specifically charged off-peak was $150. We got the most recent bill today on EV9, what a pleasant surprise, only $96 total, so about $14 above normal for thIs time of year. Only 1,800 miles on the car since delivery late December.

Note that it is a one year commitment, once you sign up. Also, it looks like the two EV rates will be combined into one in the near future.

4.8 cents per kwh Winter Off-Peak

Still grinning ;-)

smd | March 30, 2013

I switched to E-9A about 6 weeks ago, and I just got my 4.3 upgrade about a weeks ago on my Model S. It's so much nicer having the timed charging, so I don't have to remember to go out and plug in my car right before bedtime every night. I have solar on my home but had ignorantly been on E1 rate before. Now with the E-9A, I can produce and give back to PGE on the peak rates when the sun is up, and use electricity mostly on partial peak rates for the home and off-peak for the Tesla.

MrB | March 30, 2013

Same here smd just got 4.3 two nights ago. E9a charging without having to use the app at midnight every night to turn on charging.

cool_sni | June 6, 2013

I have a solar installed in my residence and my electricity bill show E 1XB/NEMS
Is anyone on this plan, Do I need to change from this plan to something else once get my Model S.

NikolatheGreat | June 7, 2013

I spoke to PG&E a couple weeks ago, and he told me that after December 2014, there will be a new flat EV rate of 9.8 cents per KWh going forward.

No more 5 cent rate, but it won't be tiered either. I can live with that I guess.

keichhor | June 7, 2013

I hope you meant December 2013?

scottch | June 8, 2013

Rate E1 is the standard residential schedule, which has tiered rates for increased usage, but does not differentiate by time-of-use.

You will want to investigate E9 (EV time-of-use) or maybe E6 (regular time-of-use). These will probably save you lots of money if you charge after midnight and don't have heavy day time use.

Just look up rate schedules on