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Your electric bill will look just like it used to, with a few key differences:
If you’re one of our standard service PowerOn customers, our charges and their credit will generally cancel each other out. There’s never a duplicate charge on your electric bill.
Remember that SDG&E is still responsible for servicing your electricity account, repairs, and billing. So if your electrical power goes out, or if you need an emergency repair, please contact SDG&E at 1-800-411-7343.
We put together the following bill explainer video that walks through the various charges listed on your monthly bill.
These calculations and usage volumes reflected on the sample bill are for illustrative purposes only. Your charges will be different based on your monthly usage and the rate schedule you are on.
This is your SDG&E Account number. Please have your account number on hand if you want to upgrade to Power100, have any questions about your account, or if you want to opt out and return to SDG&E service.
The CCA Electric Generation line reflects the total amount charged by SDCP for the energy that you used during the current billing period.
This chart demonstrates your electric usage month over month for the past year. If you are on a Time-of-Use (TOU) rate, this will outline in which TOU peak you used the most energy each month.
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These charges are associated with SDG&E’s Electric Delivery SDG&E will continue to charge for the transmission and delivery of electricity, along with a variety of other regulatory and program charges, including Baseline Adjustments, Wildfire Fund Charges, Franchise Fees, and State Regulatory Fees at the same rates they always have.
When you are an SDCP customer, you will see an “Electric Generation Credit” under SDG&E’s Electric Generation portion of the bill to demonstrate what they would have charged you if you had continued to receive your generation services from them. Because SDCP is now providing your electricity, SDG&E has issued this charge back to you as a credit so you do not pay any duplicative generation charges.
The Power Charge Indifference Adjustment, commonly referred to as the “PCIA“, is a fee assessed by SDG&E that is intended to ensure that customers pay for energy that was contracted by SDG&E to serve them. The PCIA is not a new charge and is assessed for all customers, whether you are enrolled in SDCP electric generation services or not. When you transition to SDCP service, the PCIA is broken out as a separate line item on your bill; before SDCP service, the PCIA was included in SDG&E’s electric generation rates. PCIA is charged on a per kWh basis, based on net monthly usage, and is unaffected by Time-of-Use. These charges are set by SDG&E, and we set our rates with the PCIA in mind so that the total cost to SDCP customers is competitive with what you’d pay for SDG&E generation service.
The graph of the “Breakdown of Current Charges” demonstrates the percentage of your total bill costs associated with each service provided, including gas (if this service is received through SDG&E), electric transmission and delivery, and SDCP’s CCA electric generation.
These lines under “Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Electric Generation Charges” represent SDCP’s detailed charges at our Board-approved generation rates for electricity that you used over the billing period.
If you have upgraded to Power100, there will be an additional Power100 line item on your bill. The $0.0075 rate is charged on all net energy usage regardless of Time-Of-Use periods for the billing period. Power100 is one of the most effective tools to help you reduce your carbon footprint.
Understanding when you use the most energy can help you make changes to your routine. This page identifies your highest usage hour over the billing period and outlines the specifics of the Time-of-Use schedules associated with your rate.