Residential Rates

Clean energy and competitive rates. 

You get both when you choose Silicon Valley Clean Energy’s carbon-free energy. We partner with PG&E to deliver your electricity and ensure we provide transparent costs. The charges you see on your bill can be simplified into two categories:

Electric Generation: This pays for your source of power and how much electricity you’re using. Rates vary, depending on the type of service you choose: SVCE GreenStart, SVCE GreenPrime or PG&E.

Electric Delivery: PG&E still delivers your electricity on existing lines and maintains those lines. PG&E delivery rates are the same for everyone, both SVCE customers and PG&E customers.

PG&E does add additional fees to your bill and those are always included in the cost comparisons below. You’ll find a full explanation of all the items on your bill in Understanding Your Bill.

Sample Residential Cost Comparison

GreenStart

50%

renewable energy

100%

carbon free

$50.96

PG&E electric delivery

$32.80

electric generation

$14.43

PG&E added fees

$98.19

average total cost

GreenPrime

100%

renewable energy

100%

carbon free

$50.96

PG&E electric delivery

$36.68

electric generation

$14.43

PG&E added fees

$102.07

average total cost

Opt Out

33%

renewable energy

70%

carbon free

$50.96

PG&E electric delivery

$47.71

electric generation

$0

PG&E added fees

$98.67

average total cost

Rate Details

Rates are set by SVCE’s Board of Directors, a group of local public officials who seek community input before rate changes go into effect. Click here to view all of our residential electricity generation rates. To view how all our rates compare to PG&E's generation rates, click here.

Discount Rates

SVCE customers still receive full CARE, FERA and Medical Baseline discounts. There’s no change in discounted rates and if you're already enrolled you do not need to reapply. New customers in these programs, please apply directly through PG&E and please have your account number ready.

NEM for Solar

SVCE offers an attractive Net Energy Metering (NEM) program for the thousands of households and businesses with solar panels.

Electric Vehicles

SVCE electric vehicle rate schedules, EV-A and EV-B, mirror those of PG&E. With SVCE, you are driving on clean, 100% carbon-free power at a lower rate.

Compare Your Costs and Savings

You can compare your SVCE costs with PG&E by downloading our cost comparison calculator. If you have your bill handy, use the rate schedule and kilowatt hour (kWh) information on your bill to calculate your new electricity costs.

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