pachakutek wrote:If you have TOU rates, and then get a PV System (lets assume with surplus production)... does PGE credit you the peak/partial-peak rate during the day? Or do you guys know if they use a different rate for credits?
I can't speak to the new EV rates, but with my E-6 solar rate I get full credit, including both generation and transmission components. They just take the total hours in each TOU slot for the billing period directly from the meter, whether positive or negative, and multiply it by the Total (bundled) Energy Rate, then either credit or debit that from my running balance. More precisely, I don't even have a smart meter, but the meter I have maintains three cumulative kWh counters for the three TOU periods. The "positive or negative" is really the latest meter reading minus the previous reading for each counter.
Given that PG&E still supports the old meters like mine that are read by guys who walk the neighborhood every month, there's not any way they can track positive and negative flow separately within the billing period. And that is what they would have to do to truly charge full price but give partial credit. Yes, they could do it on the billing period net, but that seems pretty lame, since it would vary depending on what days they read the meter.
By the way, it's not that I have refused to be upgraded to a smart meter. When they started installing them in this area PG&E apparently hadn't figured out how to program their computers to handle net metering fort smart meters. They now have that working, but haven't gotten around to changing my meter.