Solar Net Metering 2.0: Success! A Fair "Successor Tariff"
January 28, the CPUC voted to adopt a Successor Tariff that preserves the core benefits of Net Metering - the retail compensation for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) produced by a small generator (PV, wind). This is a big victory for the solar industry. It's also important and welcome news for the many clean energy advocates, solar customers, and concerned citizens who weighed in to the CPUC - Thank You!
A robust solar industry is key to Community Electricity Choice. Net Energy Metering (NEM) has underpinned solar's growth since 1996. Under NEM, a small generator is paid the same for each kWh provided, as they are charged for the kWh they buy. Under full NEM, solar purchasers effectively "roll back the meter".
In 2013, AB 327 required the CPUC to develop a NEM2.0, the Successor Tariff. NEM 2.0 goes into effect when either
IS Anything Changing?
Yes. After SDG&E reaches its 5% cap, NEM2.0 will go into effect. The following things will be different for new solar customers: