Benefits of Net Energy Metering

  • Net metering allows you to get retail value for the electricity you produce by permitting you to put excess electricity you over-generate back into the electric grid and retrieve it later.
  • Your excess electricity now offsets electricity you would otherwise have to buy.
  • Net metering accurately captures energy generated to the grid and consumed from the grid, providing annual performance data. Your electric bill is the net difference of the two, accounting for any time of use plans you might select and other charges.
  • Since your solar energy system is connected to SDG&E’s distribution system, you're helping to reduce the demand for electricity and supporting a cleaner energy future.