Service Agreement ID
A service agreement documents your specific arrangement with PG&E (including billing days, metering information and other factors) to calculate your charges. If you have multiple meters under a single PG&E account, each meter will have a unique Service Agreement ID number.
This shows the rate plan under which you are receiving electricity service. For residential customers this is commonly E-TOU-C (a time-of-use plan) or E-1 (a tiered plan). You can compare your bill amounts on different plans and choose a new rate plan through PG&E. Customers can change rate plans up to two times per year.
This is what PG&E would have charged you for generation service. Since SJCE now provides your electricity, it is credited back to your account.
Power Charge Indifference Adjustment
PG&E adds a fee to SJCE customer bills called the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA). All electric consumers in PG&E territory pay the PCIA to cover PG&E’s above-market costs from legacy energy contracts and power plant operations (the PCIA is embedded in the electricity rate for customers receiving generation service from PG&E). SJCE’s rate setting always takes the PCIA into account so that rates stay competitive with PG&E’s rates.
Franchise Fee Surcharge
The Franchise Fee is collected by PG&E for the State to cover costs associated with rights to use public streets to provide electric and gas service. SJCE’s rate setting always takes this fee into account so that rates stay competitive with PG&E’s rates.
Utility User’s Tax (UUT)
The City of San José charges varying utility users’ taxes; this item is unaffected by SJCE service.
Since it appears under generation charges, it may look like a new charge, but it isn’t. Before, delivery and generation were bundled together into one charge, and the UUT was applied to it. Now, delivery and generation are separated, and the UUT is applied to each of these.