SJCE and the City of San José see rooftop solar as an important tool that residents and commercial customers can use in the fight against climate change.
In December 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposed a new set of rules — known as Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 — for how PG&E and other investor-owned utilities (IOUs) must compensate rooftop solar customers for the energy their panels produce and how much they should pay to access the grid.
Overall, the proposed rules would drastically decrease compensation for energy exported to the grid and add new large IOU charges for rooftop solar customers. San José Clean Energy solar customers would be impacted by new NEM 3.0 IOU charges because they remain PG&E customers for electric delivery.
We are advocating for our current and future rooftop solar customers to the CPUC as an official party to their Net Energy Metering proceeding. We filed comments in January opposing the proposed changes that would reduce rooftop solar adoption in San José. In early February, the CPUC postponed their vote on the proposed NEM 3.0 rules after hearing from customers like you. The CPUC is currently re-evaluating their proposal. We will keep our customers updated on the final vote and adopted rules.