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Cost Comparisons

MCE offers competitive rates for cleaner power. Click here for comparisons of power sources between MCE and PG&E.

The electric charges on your bill can be simplified into two categories:

  • Electric Delivery Rates – PG&E delivery rates are the same for MCE and non-MCE customers.
  • Electric Generation Rates – Generation rates vary depending on the service that you choose: PG&E, MCE Light Green, or MCE Deep Green.

If you choose MCE service, MCE will replace PG&E’s charges for generation. PG&E will also add additional fees to your bill. We always include these added fees in cost comparisons.

How MCE Works

Sample Residential Cost Comparison

Typical Monthly Electric Charges*

PG&E (opt out)

30%renewable energy**
  • $47.53
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $44.84
    Electric Generation

  • Additional PG&E Fees
  • $9237avg. total cost

MCE Light Green

52%renewable energy**
  • $47.53
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $33.34
    Electric Generation
  • $11.04
    Additional PG&E Fees
  • $9191avg. total cost

MCE Deep Green

100%renewable energy**
  • $47.53
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $37.97
    Electric Generation
  • $11.04
    Additional PG&E Fees
  • $9654avg. total cost
*Based on a typical usage of 463 kWh at current PG&E rates and MCE rates effective as of September 1, 2016 under the Res-1/E-1 rate schedule. Actual differences may vary depending on usage, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates.
**Renewable energy content as reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2016.

Sample Commercial Cost Comparison

Typical Monthly Electric Charges*

PG&E (Opt Out)

30%renewable energy**
  • $154.11
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $116.42
    Electric Generation

  • Additional PG&E Fees
  • $27053avg. total cost

MCE Light Green

52%renewable energy**
  • $154.11
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $93.78
    Electric Generation
  • $22.43
    Additional PG&E Fees
  • $27032avg. total cost

MCE Deep Green

100%renewable energy**
  • $154.11
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $105.88
    Electric Generation
  • $22.43
    Additional PG&E Fees
  • $28242avg. total cost
*The above comparison is based on a typical usage of 1,210 kWh at PG&E’s rates effective as of March 2016 and MCE’s rates effective as of September 1, 2016 under the Com-1/A-1 rate schedule. Costs shown are an average of summer and winter rates. Actual differences may vary depending on usage, rate schedule, and other factors.
**Renewable energy content as reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2016.