Phase 2 Pilot Enrollment Starts January 16, 2017

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has directed Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), along with Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric, to implement a two-phased pilot program to develop the ability for residential and commercial customers to separately measure the electricity used to charge their electric vehicles (EV) through third-party or customer-owned submeters. This will allow PG&E customers to have their electric vehicle charges billed at a different rate than their residences or businesses. 


The Phase 2 Pilot duration is 14.5 months starting January 16, 2017 and ending on April 30, 2018. The customer enrollment period is for the first 3.5 months of the Pilot or until the maximum of 500 submeters is reached, whichever is earlier. Once enrolled in the Pilot, you’ll be eligible to participate for up to 12 consecutive billing cycles; however, you may choose to un-enroll at any time. Once you un-enroll or your participation expires, your EV charging usage will be billed along with all other usage at your current rate.


Who will be eligible for Phase 2?

To qualify for this pilot program, a customer must install an eligible submeter, which will only measure the electricity used to charge their electric vehicles. This pilot is available to all customers within PG&E's service territory but will be limited to the installation of 500 submeters. Participants will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers on a Net Energy Metering rate are eligible but will be limited to 100 of the participating submeters. Direct-access customers and customers enrolled in PG&E's balanced payment or automatic payment plan are ineligible for this pilot.


How do you enroll?


  1. Select and engage a Submeter Meter Data Management Agent (MDMA) approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
  2. Complete the Customer Enrollment Agreement with the help of your Submeter MDMA.
  3. Have your Submeter MDMA submit the agreement to PG&E on your behalf.
  4. PG&E will review and approve your enrollment if you meet all the Pilot requirements.


Contact information for approved MDMAs can be found below:


Newonda Nichols
Program Manager, Utility Solutions
Phone:  (669) 237-3375


Electric Motor Werks, Inc.
Phone: (844) 584-2329


Kitu Systems
Niki de Leon
Phone: (619) 569-2227

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