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Net Energy Metering

Interested in Solar or other Clean Energy?

We have a special billing program for you if you have, or are considering solar and other clean energy generation at your home or business: the Net Energy Metering (NEM 2.0) program. Simply put, the energy you produce, minus the energy you consume equals net energy. We’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 you produce. But remember, even with solar, you have to be connected to the grid for the times the sun isn’t shining.

For California clean energy stats, view the statewide data by utility.

Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program Requirements

  • Application fees (one time):
    • $75 for projects < 1 MW
    • $800 for projects > 1 MW
  • NEM customers are required to take service on a Time-of-Use rate. Please see the Mandatory Time-of-Use (TOU) Rate Requirement for Residential Customers expansion below for more information.
  • Generating system must be sized to the customer’s onsite usage.
  • Grandfathering for the current NEM tariff (NEM 2.0) is extended to customers for 20 years. In the event of a new NEM tariff, NEM 2.0 customers are grandfathered to their tariff for 20 years from their PTO date. The 20-year NEM tariff grandfathering does not include grandfathering for your Time-of-Use rate.
  • To participate in NEM 2.0, customers must have a compatible meter. SMART meters are compatible. For opt-out customers, other options may be available by region.
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Option E Tariff

Click here for information on Option E tariff eligibility requirements and available capacity limit.

NEM Billing

Accounts with Permission to Operate are typically set up for NEM billing within a couple of billing cycles. If you have experienced any delays that extend past these normal processing times, please email NEM@sce.com.