Rates

Does MCE offer a Net Energy Metering (NEM) program?

Yes. MCE's Net Energy Metering (NEM) program credits rooftop solar customers for the excess electricity they send back to the grid. Net metering allows customers to turn their meters backwards and receive credit at times when their solar systems generate more power than is used on-site. NEM customers are charged when they use more power [...]

By |2020-01-22T08:46:00-08:00August 23rd, 2016||

How does MCE set its rates?

The MCE Board of Directors sets electric generation rates for our customers. We value public participation and transparency, which is why our rates are developed, discussed, evaluated, and approved at public meetings right here in San Rafael. We invite you to attend and give us your feedback. Rate-setting typically occurs on an annual basis, and [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:39:08-07:00August 30th, 2016||

How does the PG&E Budget Billing option work with MCE?

If you are a customer who uses the Budget Billing (previously called Balanced Payment Plan) option with PG&E, you will continue to receive your gas and electric delivery charges from PG&E in the Budget Billing form. However, your electric generation charges from MCE will not be included in your Budget Billing calculation and will vary [...]

By |2018-11-01T15:04:30-07:00August 30th, 2016||

Will I still receive CARE or FERA with MCE?

Yes. MCE customers enrolled in CARE and/or FERA will continue to receive their discount; there is no need to reapply with MCE. New CARE and FERA enrollments or renewals are done through PG&E’s customer service center or website. If you think you may be eligible to receive a CARE and/or FERA discount and would like [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:43:34-07:00August 30th, 2016||

Will I still receive my Medical Baseline Allowance with MCE?

Yes. MCE customers enrolled Medical Baseline Allowance will continue to receive their full discount; there is no need to reapply with MCE. New Medical Baseline Allowance enrollments or renewals are done through PG&E’s customer service center or website. If you believe you are eligible for the Medical Baseline Allowance program and would like to sign [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:45:19-07:00August 30th, 2016||

Can PG&E set delivery rates that are higher for MCE customers than for non-MCE customers?

No. PG&E must provide the same delivery rates for all customers in their service area whether or not they receive electricity from MCE or another third-party energy service provider.

By |2018-11-01T14:46:29-07:00August 30th, 2016||

How do MCE’s rates compare to PG&E’s?

MCE’s 60% renewable electricity are competitive with–and often lower than–PG&E’s 39% renewable electricity for typical customers. Part of MCE’s mission is to provide stable and competitive rates. MCE has reduced rates the past two years in a row. For more information, sample cost comparisons, and cost calculators, please visit Rates.

By |2020-02-27T10:58:45-08:00November 21st, 2015||