The Local Sol rate is $0.142/kWh – for both residential and commercial customers. This rate is directly tied to the cost of energy acquired through MCE’s Feed-In Tariff contract with the solar developer. As a result, the Local Sol rate will not increase over the 20-year term of the contract between MCE and the solar developer (beginning January 1, 2015 through and including December 31, 2035). If the Local Sol program is expanded beyond its initial phase, the Local Sol rate may decrease, but will not increase.
Sample residential and commercial costs are below. Please note that bill costs will vary based on PG&E rates and the amount of electricity you use.
|Sample Residential Local Sol Cost|
Based on a typical usage of 463 kWh/month at current PG&E and MCE Res-1/E-1 rate schedule effective as of January 2016.
|MCE Electric Generation (Local Sol)||$65.75|
|PG&E Electric Delivery||$46.14|
|Other PG&E Fees||$11.04|
|Total Average Cost||$122.93|
|Sample Commercial Local Sol Cost|
Based on a typical usage of 1,210 kWh/month at current PG&E and MCE Com-1/A-1 rate schedule effective as of January 2016.
|MCE Electric Generation (Local Sol)||$171.82|
|PG&E Electric Delivery||$145.51|
|Other PG&E Fees||$22.43|
|Total Average Cost||$339.76|