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    Adding 2 more power walls… I think

    You could probably get more panels from Tesla and PWs for the same price. My 8kW and 2PW was 34K last year but I imagine it is more now.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    It’s something I see from the alerts API in pypowerwall. I assume it is something related to software, no clue what it stands for though. Just know whenever I see that alert my PW wont do anything when I toggle between EE and Solar.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I noticed the same behavior and see there is a new alert on the system SW_EOC which makes me think TOU mode now does some sort of calibrating. If I leave it in TOU mode I don’t see it but switching modes will cause it to happen sometimes.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    My max export of solar + PW is 14.4kW which is 60A @ 240, which makes sense since there is only an 80A breaker for my system to the main panel.
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    Is Powerwall necessary in Bay Area?

    I am still waiting for a long power outage to help justify mine, but just see it as a cool toy. Assuming it actually lasts 10+ years it will eventually pay for itself. I wasn't planning on getting one originally, but with the federal rebate and .99 financing Tesla had at the time I decided to...
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    Tesla Virtual Power Plant in CA

    Not according to the Tesla app😆
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    Tesla Virtual Power Plant in CA

    The new menus and real-time stats look pretty cool from what is posted. Will be interesting to see how many people will participate.
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    Tesla Virtual Power Plant in CA

    Only thing is it only compensates you for what additional kWh you send compared to what you might normally do. So if you normally have export to grid on, I am not sure how it will work. Also I assume Tesla will be the one making the determination based on some historical average. The Tesla...
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    Tesla Virtual Power Plant in CA

    Looks like the program has been updated, supposed to be rolling out today but I don't have the option yet. https://www.tesla.com/support/energy/tesla-virtual-power-plant-pge-2022
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    Just had Powerwalls kick in - grid outage [06.21.2022]

    I am in the same area and all the neighborhoods around me are out of power. Not sure how my small pocket was able to keep power, but bumped up my reserve to 100% just in case. Hope PGE can repair things quickly.
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    GW2 "Panel Maximum Current" setting

    The max panel current is set to 100A. I have a backup switch and there is an 80A breaker on my main panel that feeds the sub panel for my PW+ and PW.
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    GW2 "Panel Maximum Current" setting

    Today I saw what happens when you exceed this limit. I noticed that my solar production had gone to zero and when I when to look at the alerts it came back with max panel current error. I happen to be running a lot of loads with both AC units running, so I did exceed 100A for a bit. I have...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I imagine your NEM balance is always negative, so doubt it would be really useful for you. Probably more useful to those with smaller systems and end up with a NEM balance. I usually have a NEM balance due to charging my cars, so using this mode will help my zero it out.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Seems like something has changed behind the scenes with the export feature. My PWs will still export at the max kW, but once it hit 62% SOE it went into standby mode even though my reserve is set to 10%. Not sure if it is learning based on my usage or just picking some number.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Anyone else having issues with TOU mode today? Wanted to try out the options now that it is summer rates, but for some reason my PW isn't discharging during peak periods regardless of what setting I use. Looking at the API I see the alert below on both my PWs, but not sure what it means...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Same thing happened to me as well, but should kick in by 4PM. I think the next day or maybe a few days later it started discharging during shoulder again. It should discharge during evening shoulder though.
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    Question about net metering calculations (NEM2 in California)

    As far as I know, it is based on hourly net energy consumption.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I use Home Assistant to do most of the automation, so at peak hour it toggles export to Everything and then once it drops below 60% it switches back to solar. Maybe one day I'll turn it into a proper add on but for now I just call a simple python script to toggle the setting.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I posted the API endspoints in this post New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggle for charging from the grid that is not stormwatch mode!]
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    That would send all solar to the PW. Was trying to optimize between paying less NBC and discharging PW less, but probably not worth it.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    With these new settings, we can now pretty much control all the modes for the PWs except put it in standby. Anyone know how to put the PWs in a standby mode? In either self-powered or TOU mode I don't see how I could do this, but would be nice if house load uses all available solar and any...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I guess that explains why mine doesn't throttle at all. Mine is set to max_site_meter_power_ac': 1000000000, 'min_site_meter_power_ac': -1000000000
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I saw the same thing with partial peak, but after a few days it started discharging from PW again.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I noticed the same thing as well, except mine will discharge up to the limit of the breaker. 80A breaker in my case so it will max out grid and PW up to about 14.4kW. I use the API to toggle the setting so that it switches back to solar once it gets below 60%. Not currently using the feature as...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    If you consume a lot more kWh than you generate, you will ultimately owe PGE more. I definitely use more than I generate but because of NEM and being able to shift my power, I can offset those costs and export more power during peak hours. With PW I only use the grid when rates are the lowest...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    With all the exporting I’ve done this month, I think I will most likely zero out my usage during the winter months on the next bill so might switch over to self powered to save on NBCs.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    There is a link in the first post that goes over the options. I’ve been exporting about 40% of my PWs during peak daily, but maybe makes more sense to wait till summer rates start as the delta is larger between off peak and peak.
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    Gen 3 Charger Power Sharing - who has this working?

    Once you’re logged in, you can go to /service to reset it or /sharing to get to the power sharing menu.
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    Tesla 4.8kW + 2x PW Expansion

    It did for me. Make sure they add a Neurio to monitor your existing system, otherwise the system won’t work correctly and the stats in the app will be wrong. Only thing is your existing system will continue to export, which you already have PTO for so shouldn’t be an issue.
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    Inverter breaker tripping when both cars charging

    I think they probably did make a mistake. Surprised they didn’t leave you a copy of the design docs, they gave me a copy as soon as they arrived and explained what was being installed. My PW+ has a 50A breaker.
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    Daily reset/shutdown of my Powerwall+ and/or Inverter after coolant top-off?

    I didn't realize I had the same problem also until I zoomed into my graphs. It is still collecting data points so I guess the gateway isn't actually going down but doing some soft reset on the inverter, but yes weird time to do it.
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    Don’t Wait to be Notified for FSD Camera Upgrade!

    After scheduling my appointment, it kept getting pushed out due to no parts available. Took about 3 months to get it installed.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Oh I imagine they will only work if it shows up in the app, but I don't have a way of trying it out since it is enabled for me.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    In case anyone needs it, here is how to change the settings via the API.
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    How to find API parameters

    How do others figure out the parameters for the API endpoints? Trying to figure out what the parameter is to set the new Powerwall endpoint grid_import_export is. I tried to use mitmproxy but I guess the app pins it’s own certificate or something.
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    Understanding PGE/SVCE electricity bills/TrueUP

    Anyone know if it is possible to stop getting the bill through the mail? I used to never get bills via mail since I have paperless set up, but ever since moving over to NEMPS I don't see a way of stopping it. Seems like they recently switched over to some recycled envelope at least.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I had to chat with Tesla support and ask them to enable it. You can see screenshot of all the options in the support link from the first post.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    The export everything is sending more to the grid than I expected. Seems like it will always try to send 14kW on my system and as solar drops the PW discharges more to keep it the same. Going to hit my reserve way before peak ends. Also now with this option it no longer discharges during partial...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Based on this it looks like there may be some feature with vehicle charging coming out, maybe an automated way to use excess solar to charge.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I finally found someone willing to help me. I just asked to turn the feature on my account, went to go "check if its availabie in your area" for about 20 minutes. Asked who my utility was and it was enabled. I am guessing they are probably still rolling out communication to the support teams...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Did Tesla submit your PTO? PGE must really hate you if they called Tesla just to tell them to block your account.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Sounds like BS to me, I doubt they are keeping track of things on a per PGE account basis.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Any tips on what you did? I can't even get them to "check with Engineers", they just keep telling me that I need to wait for the features to be pushed out no matter what I say.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    You must have hit the Tesla support jackpot. Every support person I have chatted with just pastes the same response, "App developers are still pushing out all the features, please wait 3-4 weeks".
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Form 79-1193-02 Advice 4350-G-A/6050-E-A March 2021
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Only thing I saw in my interconnect agreement was this, which as @wwhitney mentioned means as long as charging from Grid is not enabled this would be fine. Maybe Tesla will later will remove Grid Charge if you choose to enable the Export feature.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    This is why I would be a horrible lawyer. That is true, PW is charged only with solar so does it matter. I am sure PGE would argue otherwise, but nothing specifically states I can’t do that from my agreement as far as I can tell. I couldn’t even get to a point where the support person would take...
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Ah yes I did misread that sentence about the battery storage exports, but I think based on the first sentence alone that is probably enough for Tesla to deny enabling it. I will have to try my luck again later, being able to export some of my PW during Summer Peak would be really nice.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Is there anything that I could point Tesla to specifically that says this should be allowed? Only thing I really see from NEMPS FAQ is that Battery Exports are not eligible for NEM credit, which doesn't necessarily mean exporting from battery isn't allowed at all.
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    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    I tried chatting with Tesla support today, but seems like I got someone who didn't know and kept on confusing the option with PTO. They just kept copy and pasting different things from the support page, I'll try again later and hopefully I get someone who knows more.

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