If you are participating in PG&E’s NEM program, including residential, commercial, agricultural, grandfathered NEM tariffs, virtual NEM, and aggregated NEM, you are eligible for MCE’s NEM program.
How to Enroll in MCE’s NEM Program
Current NEM Customers
If you’re already enrolled in PG&E’s NEM program and you switch to MCE, you will automatically be enrolled in MCE’s NEM program – no action is necessary. PG&E will perform a settlement of your account’s charges and credits (known as a “true-up”) immediately before your energy provider changes to MCE or back to PG&E. This settlement will result in a balance due for any usage charges owed to-date or a forfeiture of any excess credits on your account at that time.
New NEM Customers
MCE customers sign up for net energy metering through PG&E and will be automatically served by MCE’s NEM program. PG&E is required to complete the NEM interconnection within 30 working days of receiving an application. If you don’t currently have an installed electric generation system, we recommend you first contact a solar or other energy system installer or professional who can guide you through installing a system and submitting a NEM application.
Final permission to operate your solar system is required by PG&E, regardless of whether or not you are an MCE customer. PG&E will review your completed application and a diagram of your system. Upon a successful evaluation, PG&E will install your bi-directional meter. After receiving your “Permission to Operate” letter, you can operate your solar system.