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Net metering 2.0

California utilities have a special billing program for you if you have or are considering solar and other clean energy generation at home: the Net Energy Metering (NEM 2.0) program. Simply put, the energy you produce, minus the energy you consume, equals net energy. They’ll deduct the energy you export to the grid at times when generation exceeds on-site demand from your bill, and you may even earn surplus credits for the energy your home produces. But remember, even with solar, you have to be connected to the grid for the times the sun isn’t shining.

Southern California Edison

As a requirement for participation in NEM 2.0 programs, residential customers must take service on a TOU rate.  You will be billed on Schedule TOU-D, Option A (TOU-D-A) unless you elect to switch to another TOU rate option for which you are eligible. Learn more information on the various TOU rate options available to you. If you would like to select a TOU rate other than TOU-D-A, please call Southern California Edison at 1-866-743-1645. Keep in mind that if you do switch to another TOU rate option that you are eligible for, you will not be able to switch your rate plans again for 12 months.

With a TOU rate plan, the price of electricity varies by time-of-day and with the season. When you’re able to reduce your usage during on-peak hours (i.e., highest priced periods) or shift your usage to lower cost periods, you can potentially save money and better control your monthly electricity bill. View the time periods for each TOU rate options.

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