In January 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission voted for a new Net Energy Metering program (NEM). The new NEM program will be in place until 2019. For SDG&E customers the NEM successor program will go into effect in March or April 2016. The new costs for NEM successor customers include:
• A $75-$150 one-time interconnection fee.
• A typical residential solar customer will pay non-bypassable charges of 2 to 3 cents/kilowatt-hour.
• All residential customers interconnecting on the NEM successor tariff must be on a time-of-use (TOU) rate as soon as they are interconnected. TOU rates charge different prices during different times of the day, to better match real-time costs of generating and transmitting energy across the grid at large.