Rates are designed and approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
For a business to qualify for commercial rates in a residential home, it must be demonstrated that 51% or more of the annual energy use in the home is for commercial purposes. PG&E is required to request documentation to verify eligibility for a business rate, such as business licenses, permits, building permit, or other information required to confirm that you qualify for this rate at a residential premise.
Permits are required from your local jurisdictions for commercial operations and products. Please make sure you have all necessary permits needed to operate your business as PG&E may be required to terminate service if notified by a government agency that your operations are unsafe or out of compliance with any laws, local ordinances, or permit requirements.
PG&E offers several rate options for residential customers including our Time-of-Use rate. Visit Find Your Best Rate Plan to run a personalized electric rate plan comparison and change your current rate plan.