Weird that this thread has been dead since 2012.
Because of the CA and my county's lockdown, I've been forced to WFH. I was on E-6 for years but due to WFH and peak rates being real high (see page 2 of https://www.pge.com/tariffs/assets/pdf/ ... DS_E-6.pdf
) at 40 to 49 cents/kWh between 1 pm and 7 pm every weekday & "partial peak" of 28.6 to ~37 cents/kWh every weekday from 10 am to 1 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm, I had to switch myself to E-1 which is non-TOU (page 1 of https://www.pge.com/tariffs/assets/pdf/ ... DS_E-1.pdf
E-6 made sense when I was at normally at my work/away from home during peak and partial peak hours and nobody else was around. I won't be be able to go back to E-6 afterward. It was closed to new customers awhile ago and people on it could stay on it for a few years.
On E-1, I probably can still stay within tier 1 most months and there's no way I'd pass tier 2.
Unfortunately, they couldn't have it go into effect immediately and they "had" to wait until the next billing cycle (I asked), which began for me today (5/13). "Summer" rates w/the crazy high peak prices began on 5/1. Prior to 5/1, when I was WFH, "winter" partial peak rates weren't so bad.
Fortunately, I've not really had to charge my EVs much at home due to WFH. Prior to lockdown, almost all my EV juice came from free L2 charging at work.
I'm glad that with E-1 I won't need to worry about time shifting my electricity usage any longer. Good riddance.
When this whole COVID-19 ends (12 to 18 months from now?), I'll be shifting back to some TOU plan that makes sense. It's too bad the ones that exist have pretty lousy time bands vs. E-6.