NOTICE: SDG&E Solar Billing Change

NOTICE: SDG&E Solar Billing Change

This information is for anyone currently under NEM-ST or anyone thinking about going solar in the very near future. The utility company is going to change the way we are billed for electricity, but you have the choice to opt-out of their new billing structure for the next 5 years. We highly recommend that you do and here’s why:

Summary:

If you choose Time of Use billing, you will be credited at a lower rate for the energy your solar system produces during the day. At night when most families need power the most, you will be using expensive energy and you won’t be producing any energy through your solar system to offset those charges.

This is why we strongly recommend delaying the Time of Use Agreement for the next 5 years.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Solar Department Leader, Nate Jordan at 619-590-9300 ext 315.

Please, feel free to share this information those you know who already installed solar. If you know anyone thinking about going solar, we can help them save too and get them grandfathered in before Time of Use is the only choice (December 2017).This information is for anyone currently under NEM-ST or anyone thinking about going solar in the very near future. The utility company is going to change the way we are billed for electricity, but you have the choice to opt-out of their new billing structure for the next 5 years. We highly recommend that you do and here’s why:

Under your current NEM agreement,

You pay for electricity and produce energy at an apple for apple exchange. Everything you produce, you get paid for at the same cost as what you use.

Under the new Time of Use agreement,

There are three rates periods; On-Peak, Off-Peak, and Super-Off-Peak.

On Peak is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Any power used or produced during this time will be paid or reimbursed at the highest rate.  Most of the year your solar system will produce little to no electricity.  This means you will be paying for electricity at a premium rate when you need it most.

Off-Peak -All Other Times – This will be the time period that you produce the most energy from you solar system but it will also be the time you are at work using no energy.

Super Off-Peak – 12 a.m to 2 p.m. – Weekends and Holidays. 12am-6am Weekdays

The power you use or produce is during the Off-Peak time period; when the sun is up; any excess production goes back to the utility company which you are compensated for at a much lower rate than the power that you take off of the grid during peak hours.

You will be credited at a lower rate during the day for the energy you produce; at night, you will be using expensive energy and you won’t be producing any energy through your solar system to offset those charges.

If you are interested, check out SDG&E’s web page for specifics.

 

By | 2017-07-13T16:27:40+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Solar|