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Southern California Edison Proposal Continues Support of Solar

In recognition of the maturing of the rooftop solar industry in the state, California passed legislation (AB327) at the end of 2013 to make changes in the way utility customers who install solar panels are compensated. To carry out the law, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has created a public process to replace the existing Net Energy Metering (NEM) structure and asked interested parties to submit proposals for a new more equitable structure, while continuing to encourage solar development. On Aug. 3, Southern California Edison (SCE) submitted its proposal to the commission for how the existing program should be changed. The CPUC will consider SCE’s proposal, along with others and issue a decision by the end of the year. Caroline Choi, SCE’s vice president for Energy and Environmental Policy, describes SCE’s proposal and how it continues the company’s efforts in support of solar power.

LADWP Solar Incentive Program is Still Available

The Solar Incentive Program (SIP) offers incentives to offset the cost of installing a solar rooftop system on your home or business.

LADWP has been helping our customers to go solar since 1999. In September 2007, the LADWP revised its earlier SIP guidelines to comply with Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the California Solar Initiative.

​Under this legislation, the LADWP has committed to providing $313 million to support solar photovoltaic (PV) projects over 10 years—through 2016—with a goal of achieving 280 megawatts (MW) of solar PV by the end of that period.

Net Metering 2.0 in California: Everything You Need to Know

Net metering in California is part of what makes the Golden State the undisputed leader for solar in the country. In fact, California saw 13,241 megawatts (MW) of solar installed as of the end of 2015, more than five times as much as #2 state Arizona.

Get a Read On Net Energy Metering

Net Energy Metering

Customers with solar panels should enroll in our Net Energy Metering (NEM) rate option. We’ll deduct the energy you export to the grid at times when generation exceeds on-site demand from your bill, and you may even earn surplus credits.

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