I’ve been thinking about switching our PG&E Electric Schedule from E-6 to EV1. After punching some numbers, I was quite shocked at how much the electricity rates have gone up in a 4-year period!
After we have installed solar panels, I built a simple program to keep track of our electricity usage, and how much we spent daily, weekly, and monthly. Thus, I still have the rates from 2011-12 period.
The two charts below show the electricity rates for E-6 residential customers in 2011-12 and 2016. Off-peak rates have gone up 60.6% increase in Summer months from May – October and 58.6% in Winter months from November – April. Ever wonder why installing solar panels is a good investment?