planet4ever wrote:I assume you do realize you are showing the "summer" rates, May-October. There is no peak time the other half of the year, i.e. all the red hours turn yellow.
I assume you know that we have 122 days till we need the Winter chart?
planet4ever wrote:The real problem I have with E9 is that my solar system peaks well before 1 PM in the summer, despite DST. (Like much of California, our city is laid out parallel to the valley, so "south" is really about 20 degrees east of true south, and that's the way my solar panels face.) I have the E6 rate, with peak starting at 1 PM, not 2 PM as with E9. That's an hour of prime generating time that PG&E would not be paying me peak rates for if I was on E9.
Good point, Ray; PV systems should favor a southwest orientation for TOU rates. Our older 1kW system (circa 2002), installed on the back roof of the house, faces Southeast, but ... our new 2 kW system, installed on the family room addition to the original house faces Southwest.
We're getting 1 kW or more from 10am-5pm, and our first E9A bill (which was only 7 days) shows:
* partial peak..-11
* off peak.........54
Net Billed kWh..27
Current Charge = $ -3.70
So I think for our two person + 1 dog family, E9A + PV + LEAF will work out fine.
But too bad PG&E (my former employer, BTW) can't provide us with a spreadsheet to let us be sure.