I just got my first bill for TOU metering (E9A). Much of it is Greek to me. It only includes the period 11/15/-11/19/2010 and only includes the electric. Our regular bill for gas and electric for November went to 11/19 but the electric on that stopped at 11/15. So I assume I have half a day on 11/15 plus another 4 days for 4.5 days total. The charge is $6.60. I do not have an EV yet and have no solar. This is just standard electric usage for the house. I was surprised to see I went into tier 3 slightly, since we don't usually, but then right after the meter was put in we had a nasty cold snap so the furnace ran a lot. It's a gas furnace but the electric fan motor is a large one. We have a 4-BR ranch-style house & just two of us unless the our kids visit.
The bill is 8 sheets, most of them two-sided. If someone's interested I'll post images of some, but here's a text summary, with their headings in caps:
p. 1 BILLING SUMMARY, TOTAL OF OAS (whatever that is) - shows taxes, special fees.
p. 2 Meter read info - 3 lines (peak=0) Part peak=48 Off-peak=18 (kwh) total 66
also shows usage summary by tier/rate T1Part=36.655 T2part=10.997 T3Part=.348, etc.
p. 3 RATE APPLICATION only 2 useful lines Baseline=50.4 Meter charge=$0.88 (22 cents a day)
pp 4-5 have massive tables full of acronyms I don't understand like DWR, OCF, 1DR, Tier 3 non-LIRA, etc. with 15 columns mostly filled with numbers. I think there are 27 lines for every day (would be only 18 if I didn't go into tier 3, I think).
p. 6 TRANSMISSION REVENUE BALANCING, etc., ENERGY COMMISSION TAX, UTILITY USER TAX CALCULATION
p. 7 one line showing the Utility user tax. Why separate lines for the calculation and then the tax on the next page I don't know, especially since there is plenty of blank space on most pages to combine a lot of this stuff.
p. 8 UNBUNDLED RATE COMPONENTS More gibberish in a small table. Mostly blank.
p. 9 USAGE HISTORY one line showing 48 kwh part peak 18 off peak total 66. (both of which are set forth several places earlier). 90% of page is blank.
p. 10 (back of 9) blank
p. ? (no number) page with nothing but my address and account number - the part that shows through the window envelope.
Maybe for those of you with solar you are used to this but I found it daunting, redundant, and incredibly wasteful. I'm killing more trees by buying an electric car than I'm saving by having no exhaust. These are all heavy 8.5x11" sheets, too, not the smaller pages in the regular PG&E bill. The funniest part: on p. 1 at the bottom it says "QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS BILL CAN BE DIRECTED TO: UNASSIGNED". We have automatic pay to PG&E for our bill, at least up to now, and our regular bill says our account has been accessed to pay the bill. This one does not, and it does not enclose a return envelope or tear off stub to return, so we don't know if we are supposed to pay this bill (and it does say it is a bill) or just wait for them to debit our account. I think PG&E's E9 is not ready for prime time.
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