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PG&E (Northern California) finding: SmartAC program could be mandated?


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Aug 11, 2020
auburn, ca
It's a semantics issue... but yeah I guess grid-export is "possible".

But the terms of the agreement I saw meant I could not voluntarily put energy back when I wanted. I'd have to allow PG&E to take it from me when they felt it was necessary.

I think most people who think of "exporting to the grid" think of exporting a certain kWh that they assign at a time they want to export it. So I don't think what Sunrun/PG&E are supporting is technically in line with what you or I would find valuable as a grid-exporting ability.

And no, I still don't know how to grid charge during off peak... that's probably the feature we all want so we could charge up during 1am if the next day had a lot of clouds in the forecast.
Its easy :)


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Supporting Member
I don’t know how people tolerdate PG&E.
I have enjoyed working with the PGE people in the field. The Senior Management and the Lobbyists are the ones have an issue with. I get satisfaction setting my system on self consumption and gaming the TOU rates. I have two EVs and consume more than I generate. At the end of my True Up I pay a few Non Bypassable charges but am working on a way to try to charge my EVs from available solar to reduce the NBCs. That is how I tolerate PG&E.

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