TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

How long will this take?

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by Maaz, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Maaz

    Maaz Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2014
    Messages:
    550
    Location:
    Torrance
    Hey guys just wondering how long does this stage take? We’ve gotten installed about a month ago now, just curious from anyone’s previous experience we are with Southern California Edison.

    1CFA5FA2-95AB-439C-9FF6-11E1760A4A6B.png
     
  2. power.saver

    power.saver Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2018
    Messages:
    144
    Location:
    Arcadia, CA
    Provided Tesla actually submits your request, 2-3 days for SCE to approve.
     
  3. Maaz

    Maaz Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2014
    Messages:
    550
    Location:
    Torrance
    huh okay, our inspection was a couple weeks ago.
     
  4. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2016
    Messages:
    4,475
    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Tesla never submitted my request so I spent 2 months in limbo until I figured that out. Note that I figured that out not Tesla despite several calls to Tesla requesting status.

    You will get emails from SCE directly on the status of your PTO once Tesla submits it. If you haven't seen an email from SCE, you should follow up with SCE to see if your application is there.
     
    • Like x 2
  5. Shygar

    Shygar Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2017
    Messages:
    864
    Location:
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Yea that's what I did, except for PG&E. I found an email that goes to their solar team and contacted them, they helped me track down mine.
     
    • Like x 1
  6. Maaz

    Maaz Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2014
    Messages:
    550
    Location:
    Torrance
    Yikes. Thank you everyone, I will reach out to tesla and sce myself.
     
  7. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker S 100D 2019.20.4.2

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    6,582
    Location:
    Colorado
    Our utility has up to 8 weeks to approve things. In our case, they took 7 weeks, 6 days, 23 hours and 30 minutes before approving our system. Basically, they showed up 30 minutes before the 8 week deadline. :mad:
     
    • Informative x 2
    • Like x 2
    • Funny x 1
  8. Musterion

    Musterion 18h 03m 37s −24° 23′ 12″

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    573
    Location:
    M8
    Getting from your step #2 to step #4 has taken me nearly 2 years. I think you’re in pretty good shape :)
     
  9. jeep1979

    jeep1979 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2017
    Messages:
    80
    Location:
    Crestline
    My Powerwalls were install in December 2017. Tesla activated them during install, but it was 9 1/2 months (August 2018) later before I got official PTO from SCE!
     
  10. Maximapolak

    Maximapolak Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2016
    Messages:
    644
    Location:
    North NJ / SouthCentral PA
    9.5 months???????????????????????
     
  11. jajabor

    jajabor Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2015
    Messages:
    115
    Location:
    San Ramon, CA
    From my experience, the hold up was always on Tesla's side. It stalled at every step and I had to call Tesla to get things moving. On the other hand, PG&E approved in 2 days after receiving papers from Tesla.
     
  12. GreenT

    GreenT Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2014
    Messages:
    787
    Location:
    Florida / France
    Why the need for a click bait title?
     
  13. fasteddie7

    fasteddie7 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2016
    Messages:
    810
    Location:
    uniontown PA
    I'm getting my home assessment today. Do t know if it's feasible in my area to go solar but it's worth a look.
     
  14. rfmurphy81

    rfmurphy81 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2016
    Messages:
    448
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    @Maaz To give you some data for me in Orange County:
    * Tesla installed my system on January 29
    * My city inspected my system on January 30 morning
    * Tesla submitted my SCE application on January 31 evening
    * SCE acknowledged my SCE application via email on February 1 (Friday) afternoon
    * SCE approved my application on February 4 (Monday) around noon.

    I was worried about the SLA for SCE approval but, after checking the SCE data via the state's solar data site, it seemed like all Tesla/SolarCity systems in my area in the last year had only taken one business day which, thankfully, ended up being the case for me in early February. If you haven't received the SCE email for "Application Submitted" then you need to follow up with Tesla to get a status. I am curious to hear what happened (or didn't happen), so please let us know when you find out!

    Also, as a heads up for you or anyone else getting PTO in SCE territory, I got my first bill for February (and part of March) in early April and it didn't reflect any generation data whatsoever, which they are now correcting, so it may be a good idea to contact SCE a bit after getting PTO to ensure that your account appropriately reflects as NEM 2.0.
     
    • Informative x 1
  15. woferry

    woferry Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    121
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Curious, how did you confirm that PG&E actually got the paperwork? I've been trying to determine that in my case, Tesla claims they submitted everything to PG&E last Thursday, I'd like confirmation from PG&E that they agree, but the Rule21 contact PG&E seemed to point me at couldn't confirm one way or another, and they said their website won't show me anything since the docs were submitted by Tesla, not me.
     
  16. jajabor

    jajabor Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2015
    Messages:
    115
    Location:
    San Ramon, CA
    @woferry, I got an email confirmation from PG&E. Telsa held up my paperwork for no reason. I called them multiple times to get the ball rolling. Finally, got an email from PG&E confirming they had my application.
     
  17. Maximapolak

    Maximapolak Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2016
    Messages:
    644
    Location:
    North NJ / SouthCentral PA
    I'm 3 hours east of you and it seems feasible to me.
     
  18. swest

    swest New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2019
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I'm also still waiting... going on a month since my installation was complete. As others have said, the delay has been on the Telsa side. They sat on my inspector-approved application for 2 weeks before I finally got someone to submit to SCE (I had to escalate to a supervisor to get that to happen). I've now been waiting (8 days so far) for SCE to give me the PTO. Not happy to have a $25k solar system doing nothing for the past month.
     
  19. woferry

    woferry Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    121
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Tesla left a VM on my home phone out of the blue today, re-confirming (without any prompting from me) that they handed everything over to PG&E on Monday. Still haven't heard anything from PG&E, so not sure what to think about that (nor any clue who to talk to at PG&E anyway). Always lovely working with such big companies. :p
     
    • Like x 1
  20. Maaz

    Maaz Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2014
    Messages:
    550
    Location:
    Torrance
    Got this email from SCE today “
    SCE Technical Approval Complete Pending Final NEM Review”
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC