Existing Customers: Net Energy Metering and Billing
Now that you're generating part or all of your own power needs, your billing will change to reflect this. You should expect to receive two bills from SDG&E; one bill for the meter your renewable generator is associated with and another bill for your gas meter and other electricity meters, if you have any. Your electric bill will consist of charges for any electricity you use beyond what's produced by your system as well as a minimum monthly charge if applicable. For more information on understanding your NEM statement, click on the applicable link below.
Understanding Your NEM Statement- Reading Your Bill
What if you produce more energy than you need?
Assembly Bill 920 authorizes utilities to compensate Net Energy Metering (NEM) customers for excess generation at the end of their true-up period. If you produce more energy than you use during the year, you'll get a credit for that energy (called an excess generation credit). At the end of your 12-month billing cycle we'll calculate the excess energy you produced minus the energy you purchased and pay you for any excess with a bill credit on your anniversary date, this is referred to as your True-Up Period.
More detail regarding the true-up period, compensation and payment.