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PG&E Customers with 3 or more PWs: Interconnection NEM2, NEM2-MT, or NEM2-PS

holeydonut

Supporting Member
Jun 27, 2020
1,852
1,231
East Bay NorCal
They hated me on the last call... this was right after the PG&E SGIP people told me my batteries weren't sized right for my house.

So I had PG&E telling me 2 batteries was sized wrong and too small. Then PG&E telling me 3 batteries was sized wrong and too big. I was pissed.
 

BGbreeder

Member
Jun 19, 2020
293
180
Bay Area
They hated me on the last call... this was right after the PG&E SGIP people told me my batteries weren't sized right for my house.

So I had PG&E telling me 2 batteries was sized wrong and too small. Then PG&E telling me 3 batteries was sized wrong and too big. I was pissed.
Sized wrong because why?
 

holeydonut

Supporting Member
Jun 27, 2020
1,852
1,231
East Bay NorCal
I doubt the first part, but seriously? They didn't give you anything actionable? e.g. limited discharges, overload, etc.?

I think the first part is true. PG&E hates me and I haven't gone out of my way to make things better with them after their guy told me how much he hated Sunrun and disliked how I was being duped into adding Powerwalls.

On the latter part, they just refused to greenlight my partial home backup solution with 2 batteries. They said solar-only was ok but having 2x Powerwalls was simply not happening. Sunrun never got an actionable item from them other than to remove the Powerwalls from the order because of the 120 percent rule.

I asked Sunrun to re-submit the design with a 3 Powerwall whole home backup solution. This one PG&E couldn't blame on the 120 percent rule since the MSP became a glorified meter socket with a disconnect. But then PG&E's SGIP team said the 3 Powerwall system wasn't sized properly to my solar, and wouldn't grant me the incentive because the system was "too large for my needs."

The only thing I need is to get PG&E out of my goddamn business. I still haven't received approval for SGIP, but they've run out of excuses and loopholes to throw at me. At this point they're just slow rolling me because I suck.
 

h2ofun

Active Member
Aug 11, 2020
2,661
491
auburn, ca
I think the first part is true. PG&E hates me and I haven't gone out of my way to make things better with them after their guy told me how much he hated Sunrun and disliked how I was being duped into adding Powerwalls.

On the latter part, they just refused to greenlight my partial home backup solution with 2 batteries. They said solar-only was ok but having 2x Powerwalls was simply not happening. Sunrun never got an actionable item from them other than to remove the Powerwalls from the order because of the 120 percent rule.

I asked Sunrun to re-submit the design with a 3 Powerwall whole home backup solution. This one PG&E couldn't blame on the 120 percent rule since the MSP became a glorified meter socket with a disconnect. But then PG&E's SGIP team said the 3 Powerwall system wasn't sized properly to my solar, and wouldn't grant me the incentive because the system was "too large for my needs."

The only thing I need is to get PG&E out of my goddamn business. I still haven't received approval for SGIP, but they've run out of excuses and loopholes to throw at me. At this point they're just slow rolling me because I suck.
I thought you had the sgip approval?
 

holeydonut

Supporting Member
Jun 27, 2020
1,852
1,231
East Bay NorCal
I thought you had the sgip approval?


I have RRF. And they have my ICF pending. The AESC inspector approved things and Tesla/Sunrun provided the export data showing the system was live. I also have confirmation from the AESC that all required documentation on their end looks good.

But now SGIP won't respond to Sunrun or my inquiries on status even though it's almost 30 business days since all the things were sent to the PG&E SGIP folks. Sunrun sent an inquiry about my case # and heard nothing back. The status on the SGIP portal just says it's pending ICF approval for 30 days.
 

holeydonut

Supporting Member
Jun 27, 2020
1,852
1,231
East Bay NorCal
Yeah I broke the cardinal rule about counting chickens too early or something.

Sort of like taking the pretty wrapper on the Powerwalls off before the system is working...
 

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