Utility Rates

SDG&E Net Metering & Time-of-Use Structure Deadlines

2017-07-26T19:13:06+00:00 Industry News, Solar Energy, Utility Rates|

Deadlines of SDG&E Net Metering Customers to Time-of-Use Rates Over the next couple years, SDG&E Net Metering customers will see significant changes as everyone is transitioned to a Time-of-Use (TOU) rate structure. We will go over the timeline in which SDG&E has proposed these changes, as well as the various methods of grandfathering into these new structures. Before we hop into these topics, let us explain the basics. Table of Contents 2017 - Implementation of Super User Surcharge 2017 - [...]

2017 SDGE Rate Changes

2017-02-16T17:51:25+00:00 Solar Energy, Utility Rates|

SDG&E RATE CHANGES IN 2017 As of January 1, 2017, SDGE has already increased the electricity rates... but that's not all that's coming for 2017. On top of the typical rate hikes once or twice a year (expect another price increase in Summer), SDGE will also be implementing some significant changes to how they charge customers. As we've seen over the last year, SDGE successfully transitioned residential customers to a two-tier billing system. Just as quickly as [...]

Demand Charges: Understand Your Business’s SDG&E Electric Bill

2017-02-01T18:18:19+00:00 Solar Energy, Utility Rates|

Understanding the Demand Charges on Commercial Electric Bills Understanding each line item on your business's SDG&E bill isn't always easy. After all, the more difficult it is to understand for the customer, the better for the utility — not every business owner has the time to call customer support for a more in-depth explanation. We will be going over how demand charges work, how to combat against them, and how to save money on your commercial electric bill. What Are [...]

The Best Rate Structure For Solar

2017-02-15T21:46:19+00:00 Solar Energy, Utility Rates|

DR VS DR-SES RATE STRUCTURE SDGE is making some significant changes to the way customers are charged for electricity. For many customers who have already installed solar, some of the potential savings may be left on the table unless you switch to the DR-SES rate structure. On the typical tiered rate structure (DR), you get a 1-for-1 exchange rate for energy sent to the grid when solar production is higher than immediate on-site consumption. With the time-of-use [...]

SDGE Rate Changes

2016-12-20T23:13:55+00:00 Utility Rates|

CHANGE IS HERE - SDGE'S TWO TIER STRUCTURE As of August 1, 2016, SDGE has enacted another significant change as part of their continuing transition to an all new way of billing customers. We are now officially down to 2 tiers for customers on the DR Schedule (residential tiered rate structure). This latest adjustment is part of a larger scheme to "flatten" pricing, allegedly with the goal of reducing the top tier pricing for electricity. SDGE customers received their [...]