I've tried a few poles like this before but I think there's been too much confusion. I'm gonna try to break this down as simple as it gets. The Definition of 'Self-Consumption' is simple. If your roof is producing 5kW and your AC is on consuming 3kW then you are exporting 2kW and 'Self-Consuming' 3kW. Should utilities be allowed to charge you a fee (any fee) for those 3 kW that you produced and immediately consumed? If a kWh comes off your roof and goes into your car... should your utility be permitted to charge you for that kWh. A kWh that is NEVER exported. NEVER imported. NEVER 'touches' anything they own. Should utilities be allowed to collect fees from electricity that people generate and immediately consume? If the argument is that they need to recover lost revenue to keep generation capacity available on the winter when I need it... then charge Solar PV owners $1/kWh in the winter. Just stop collecting revenue for energy produced from equipment you don't own... that never 'touches' any transmission infrastructure you own.