Right. That is what I meant by net generation - anything in excess of that is wholesale. Suspect CPUC dictated same terms for all the public utilities in the state.Randy wrote: ↑Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:19 pmiPlug,iPlug wrote: ↑Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:32 pmNot legally. But even if one found a way to still do this, it's a pretty bad idea (economically). PG&E for example, California's largest utility, only pays to the resident ~$0.02-0.03/kWh for electricity net generation.
I can't speak for PG&E, but down here in San Diego you get full retail pricing credit for exported solar energy, based on the pricing plan you're on and at the time of export (if you're on a TOU rate). This policy is good up to the point where your annual generation equals your annual consumption. If you generate above that amount, during your annual true-up you will get the wholesale energy price for all energy ABOVE your annual consumption. So for the bulk of most people's generation, you're getting full retail pricing credit.
Net generators or not, with rare exceptions, if one has the roof or other real estate to put up solar PV, ROI is markedly better than a home battery.