PG&E does not assess any “extra” charges to customers who purchase natural gas from a CTA. Under any of the billing options available to a CTA, a customer’s bill is first calculated as if the customer remained on bundled service with us. Our procurement portion is then subtracted from the bill through a “Procurement Credit.” A franchise fee is added to our portion of the bill.
Please note that the franchise fee is not an extra charge for customers who buy gas from CTAs. It is part of our procurement charge and is collected under Gas Schedule G-SUR to pay franchise fees of roughly one percent on the gas volumes purchased from a CTA.
Visit our Core Gas Aggregation Program page for more answers to your CTA questions.