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    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    I could provide plenty of graphs that show that there a lot of seconds of every day that I don't rely on the grid. Using that logic, the people with larger systems that rely on the grid fewer seconds of the day less should pay less. And people with storage should pay even less.
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    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    Costal households in California use significantly less electricity that inland counties that use more air conditioning during the summer and heating in the winter. The costal households are not doing their part to support the grid and need to have a surcharge applied to their bills.
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    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    I've read it and I agree. All reductions in energy consumption should be penalized the same. It shouldn't matter how you reduced your consumption (other than increased dependence on fossil fuels).
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    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    I probably used the wrong terminology. I was thinking of something like this for an energy efficient home: https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/efficient-earth-sheltered-homes My point is it shouldn't matter whether you use less electricity from the grid by efficiency, the climate where you live...
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    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    Lets say there two houses. One is a zero energy house without solar and storage and the other is a standard home with solar and storage. And they both consume the same amount of energy from the grid at the same times. What is the logic in charging the house with solar and storage more than...
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    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    I have no problem with increasing NBCs to reflect actual costs, but there should be no NBCs on gross consumption other than a connection fee that is the same for solar and non-solar customers. And the $8/kWh connection fee for solar customers is ridiculous. Why isn't that getting opposition...
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    Anyone regret switching to electric heating?

    Look into TECH Clean Clean California incentives. They are currently out of funding in most areas but they should get more funding. The incentives can be significant, like $6K. They will want you to replace your AC and furnace with a heat pump. When my heat pump died I was looking into them...
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    How is solar energy prioritized in your system?

    I'm on time based control and it recharges the Powerwalls while running the the house from grid in the mornings. I wish I could remain on time based control and have it prioritize my home with the excess going to the Powerwalls but I never figured out a way unless I switched modes. Supposedly...
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    2xPowerwall whole house backup - HVAC sure start problem

    That was one of the things that frustrated the HVAC sales guys. They were always trying to up-sale me to split mini systems touting that I'd save money. I'm a a net producer so every kW that I'd save by getting a more efficient system only saves me ~$0.04. I told them that and asked them to...
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    2xPowerwall whole house backup - HVAC sure start problem

    I think they are the same. Definitely compare the price difference between the ones they call "truly" variable and the 5 speed units. My understanding is the compressors are the same (Toshiba?) and the difference is in the complexity of the electronics that control the compressor. The 5 speed...
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    Should I add a 3rd Powerwall in California?

    Prior to the 3rd Powerwall installation my Enlighten monitoring was working correctly. My system is a little complicated in that I have 2 solar generating systems, an old string system and then I had the Panasonic/Enphase system installed. And then I had 2 Powerwalls installed, and then the...
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    Should I add a 3rd Powerwall in California?

    They never made me sign anything that said I need to go from PS to MT. And one of the installers said he has three Powerwalls and is on paired storage. They did make me sign an agreement saying PG&E could install a backup switch. However, I have a 400 amp panel and the backup switches aren't...
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    Should I add a 3rd Powerwall in California?

    Just to follow up, I got the third Powerwall installed. My Enphase monitoring got messed up and I'm still working through that.
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    2xPowerwall whole house backup - HVAC sure start problem

    This one is truly variable speed: https://www.carrier.com/residential/en/us/products/air-conditioners/24vna6/ However, they are top of the line and expensive. I just installed the heat pump version of this one: https://www.carrier.com/residential/en/us/products/air-conditioners/24vna9/ It...
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    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    If the grid costs are that high then there is something wrong with how they are maintaining the grid. The way I read it, Truckee Donner PUD charges a $21.33 connection charge and $0.1417/kWh. This is in a rural area of California with high fire danger. If they can maintain the grid for those...

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