California's TOU Rates: Ready for Consumers???

California’s largest utilities are soon shifting all residential customers to time-of-use (TOU) rates, with full implementation by December 2018.  This change promises to be horribly confusing for most residential customers.  

PG&E's current weekday and weekend time-of-use rates1

The Utility Bill -- Friend or Foe?

Do you read your utility bill carefully? What do you learn? “Not very much,” says a study released last week by the American Council on an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The authors conclude that there is a missed opportunity to communicate clearly and with focus to residential consumers.