Net Energy Metering Dashboard

SDG&E is providing further information about the Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program Cap in our service territory. This information is in addition to the Monthly AB327 NEM Program Limit Report at the bottom of this page.

SDG&E has reached the NEM Cap. The amount of NEM-eligible Megawatt generation now exceeds the NEM 5% Program Limit capacity in SDG&E’s service territory, and the Section 2827 tariff is now closed to new customers.

All new NEM applications will be processed and treated according to the NEM Successor Tariff. The tariff authorized by Public Utilities Code § 2827.1, as implemented by Decision 16-01-044 (NEM successor tariff), is available immediately. Information about interconnections under the NEM Successor Tariff can be found here:

NEM Cap Report

The information below shows the NEM program information at the time that SDG&E reached the 5% Cap. A system is included under the 5% Program Limit if SDG&E received a completed NEM application, with signed Terms and Conditions, and the Final Electrical Inspection from the city/county inspectors before exceeding the NEM Cap.

Daily Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program Limit Report

All NEM Eligible

Data updated as of: Jun 29, 2016 8:30 A.M.
NEM Program Cap617 MW
NEM Installations that have received Authorization to Operate from SDG&E93,306612.9
NEM applications in the queue that SDG&E has received Final Electrical Inspection release from city/county and is waiting for Authorization to Operate from SDG&E2534.2
Remaining MW available under the NEM Program Cap-0.1
Total NEM Applications and MW in the Queue00.0

NEM Monthly Growth

These charts show recent historical monthly approved interconnections. We hope this allows our customers to make more informed decisions about installing solar PV.

Net Energy Metering Interconnections Approved in 2016 and 2017

All Customers (Solar and Wind only)
Residential Customers (Solar and Wind only)
Non-Residential Customers (Solar and Wind only)
Other NEM Eligible Technologies
Grand Total
93,306 #
612.9 MW

Overview - NEM Cap

Monthly AB 327 Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program Limit Report1

Data updated as of June 29, 2016

Total Available Megawatts (MW) Cap 617 MW 5% of 12,340 MW  
  # MWs  
Applications Received in June 2016
(New requests for NEM interconnection)
2,995 24.4  
Total NEM Applications in Queue as of June 2016
(Total pending requests for NEM interconnection)
2,018 36.0  
Cumulative NEM Installations2
(Projects approved for NEM interconnection)
93,076 611.4  
NEM Installations and Applications in Queue
(Cumulative MW Installed under NEM + NEM MW in Queue)
95,094 647.4


Remaining MW to Cap
(NEM Cap minus Cumulative MW installed under NEM + NEM MW in Queue)


¹The purpose of this report is to adhere to Public Utilities (PU) Code Section 2827(c)(4)(C), which directs each large electrical corporation to file a monthly report with the California Public Utilities Commission detailing the progress toward the NEM program limit.  This report includes all systems either seeking interconnection or interconnected under the NEM program pursuant to PU Code Section 2827 (e.g., solar, wind, fuel cells using renewable fuels, etc.)

²Includes cumulative installations approved for NEM interconnection since NEM inception in 1996 (does not include systems that terminated NEM interconnection with the utility).

More Information

For more information regarding Interconnection Applications, Electrical Standards, and Permission to Operate, please call us at 1-800-411-7343 or email our Net Energy Metering department at [email protected].