Net Energy Metering and Tracking

The Net Energy Metering programs will be re-designed in the next couple of years, as PG&E gets closer to reaching the predetermined NEM cap. Customers who are already participating in an eligible NEM program will be allowed to continue taking service on their current program for a transition period of up to 20 years before they have to take service on the new net energy metering rates.

PG&E's Net Energy Metering programs provide customers the ability to offset the cost of electricity with their own renewable generation and current customers will automatically be allowed to continue with their current program for a transition period of up to 20 years before they have to switch on to the new NEM Program.

Here you can find more information on the Transition rules and timeline as well as track PG&E’s progress towards the net energy metering cap set by State Legislature.

The table below shows the latest number of NEM customers in PG&E's service territory taking service under NEM and the combined capacity of their generating systems.*

These amounts are only estimates for tracking purposes and do not replace PG&E's CPUC reporting requirements.

DateNEM Installations – NumberNEM Installations CEC ACEstimated Percent of Aggregate Peak Demand*
June 30, 2014125,1111,114.8 MW2.31%

The figures above are updated quarterly.
* Based on PG&E’s four year annual average, 2007 through 2010, non-coincident aggregate customer peak demand of 48,177 MWs, per Advice Letter 4122-E.

Note: The transition to a new NEM program is directed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and pursuant to Assemble Bill 327.

Program Transition Details