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Solar Billing Plan

A program for solar customers

How the plan works

Starting April 15, 2023, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) approved the Solar Billing Plan for all new rooftop solar applications. Under the plan, the way solar works for your property depends on how much electricity you generate and how much electricity you use.

Watch an overview

Our short video explains how the plan works.

Bills and true-up statements

What to expect from your bill

 

As a Solar Billing Plan customer, you’ll receive monthly billing statements and an annual true-up statement. You will also be automatically enrolled in the Electric Home rate plan, a residential time-of-use rate plan. Customers are billed through this plan for energy used from the grid at night or on cloudy days.

 

Monthly statement

Your monthly Energy Statement includes these charges and credits after reconciling:

  • Charges for the energy used from the electric grid
  • Credits for excess energy generated from your solar system and sent to the grid

 

Watch the monthly statement video

Annual true-up statement

After each 12-month period, your account will:

  • Reconcile remaining charges not paid in previous months and use any accumulated credits available in your Energy Export Credit Bank.
  • Issue payment for credits in your Energy Export Credit bank (following payment of remaining charges). The credit value is based on Net Surplus Compensation: 2-4 cents per KwH.
  • Any remaining credits will roll over for use as you begin a new 12-month period.

important notice icon Note: Credit values are based on the hour and season they are produced and delivered.

Energy Export Credit Values

The CPUC provides the Solar Billing Plan Energy Export Credit Values for the state. View hourly, daily, and monthly credit values for 2023 and 2024.

 

Download the export credit spreadsheets (ZIP)

Additional resources

Welcome guide

Get details about Solar Billing Plan charges, credits and how weather impacts your bill.