EBCE’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) program encourages our residential customers to install solar systems that produce clean renewable energy.
Make the switch to clean solar energy
Save money on your bills
Get credit for energy you don't need
How it works
Net Energy Metering creates a two-way conversation between your solar system and the utility grid based on the variation in energy production and usage.
With Net Energy Metering:
Your meter tracks the amount of electricity you use versus the amount of electricity your solar system produces.
When you produce more electricity than you consume, like in the middle of the day, that excess generation is credited and put in a “savings account.”
When you consume more than your solar system produced, you withdraw credits from that account.
Every April will be the EBCE “cash-out” period when customers who produced more electricity during the year than they used will receive a cash-out payment for each kWh. Your annual PG&E true-up for energy delivery will continue on your PG&E interconnection anniversary date.
Other things to consider
If you need to use more electricity than credits you have in your savings account, your electric meter will record the balance that you use — just like it did before you went solar.
Residents with solar systems that have been approved for interconnection to the grid by PG&E are automatically enrolled into the NEM program.
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Get free solar for lower-income homes
The statewide Disadvantaged Communities - Single Family Solar Homes program provides a FREE solar system for eligible property owners.
EBCE serves more than 10,000 Medical Baseline customers who are dependent on electricity for their medical equipment.