Cost Comparisons

MCE offers competitive rates for cleaner power. We partner with PG&E to give you comparisons of electric rates and average monthly charges as well as comparisons of power sources.

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, MCE Deep Green, or MCE Local Sol.

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

Residential Cost Comparison

Example Monthly Residential Electric Charges**

PG&E (Opt Out)

27%renewable energy*
  • $46.14
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $44.89
    Electric Generation

  • Additional PG&E Fees
  • $9104ave. total cost

MCE Light Green

56%renewable energy*
  • $46.14
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $37.97
    Electric Generation
  • $11.04
    Additional PG&E Fees
  • $9515ave. total cost

MCE Deep Green

100%renewable energy*
  • $46.14
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $42.60
    Electric Generation
  • $11.04
    Additional PG&E Fees
  • $9978ave. total cost

MCE Local Sol

100%local solar
  • $46.14
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $65.75
    Electric Generation
  • $11.04
    Additional PG&E Fees
  • $12293ave. total cost
*As reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2015.
**Based on a typical usage of 463 kWh at current PG&E and MCE rates effective as of January 2016 under the Res-1/E-1 rate schedule. Actual differences may vary depending on usage, rate schedule, and other factors.

Commercial Cost Comparison

Example Monthly Commercial Electric Charges**

PG&E (Opt Out)

27%renewable energy*
  • $145.51
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $116.42
    Electric Generation

  • Additional PG&E Fees
  • $26193ave. total cost

MCE Light Green

56%renewable energy*
  • $145.51
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $98.62
    Electric Generation
  • $22.43
    Additional PG&E Fees
  • $26656ave. total cost

MCE Deep Green

100%renewable energy*
  • $145.51
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $110.72
    Electric Generation
  • $22.43
    Additional PG&E Fees
  • $27866ave. total cost

MCE Local Sol

100%local solar
  • $145.51
    PG&E Electric Delivery
  • $171.82
    Electric Generation
  • $22.43
    Additional PG&E Fees
  • $33976ave. total cost
*As reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2015.
**The above comparison is based on a typical usage of 1,210 kWh at PG&E’s rates effective as of January 2016 and MCE’s current rates for the April 2015 to March 2016 fiscal year 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.