Valdemar wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:36 am
danrjones wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:06 am
smkettner wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:13 pm
No I doubt SCE will notice. If they call just tell them you cleaned the panels
How about this: I pull a permit like I'm suppose to, and get the city approval and inspection, but don't bother with SCE. I'm not sure that the city inspection involves SCE in any way. When I upgraded my breaker panel from 100A to 200A SCE shut my power off, but otherwise had nothing to do with the permit and inspection. Shouldn't need SCE at all for installing a second system.
It's a slippery path. SCE owns the incoming wire and they can disconnect you any time if they find out and they will keep you off-grid until you bring the system to their requirements, size-wise or else.
Have you seen this? https://www.sce.com/sites/default/files ... FAQ__6.pdf
It answers some of your questions, for one adding a battery doesn't automatically kick you up to NEM 2.0. It also sounds like you can have a mix of NEM 1.0/2.0 on a single installation through a multi-tariff application and it appears you can add up to one 1kW in your situation and remain on NEM 1.0.
Good stuff in there. Looks like yes I could add 1 KW. Might send the local office an email and see if they are willing to "stretch" that. Also looks like NEM -A is not eligible for end of year credits or payout, but it doesn't say NEM-2 is ineligible. I clearly would not be NEM-A. Also seems to allow both NEM-1 and NEM-2 but I have no idea how that mixed NEM would work for billing. The one thing the document lacks is specific charges listed for NEM-2 or for a mixed NEM.
I was looking at the current rate plans and it seems like even my grandfathered TOU-A plan is not as good as it used to be, Unless I read it wrong, TOU-1 has the same daily credits and daily min charge as NEM-A, and the price per KWhr must have gone up on NEM-A. I recall my night rate for charging used to be 12 cents but now its listed as 15 cents, which is the same night time TOU-1 rate.