NetGreen Sample Bill

Net Metering bills can be confusing. We can help.

With SCP, you will continue to get just one monthly bill from PG&E, and it will look almost the same. Your new NetGreen bill gives you an informative snapshot of how much electricity was generated by your system, how much was credited or charged as well as your current credit balance.

It’s important to note that with SCP, a true up is conducted on your bill monthly, so you will know exactly where you stand with generation credits and charges. Charges have to be paid monthly. Once a year in May, we provide a Cash Out opportunity for customer that have credits in excess of $100, otherwise, your credits continue to roll over for use in future bills.

Important Bill Differences

  • Once SCP service starts for your business or organization, the line item for power generation on your PG&E bill will be replaced by a SCP generation charge for cleaner power.
  • PG&E will stop charging for generation but will continue to charge for the energy delivery services (typically referred to as “transmission and distribution”) and various regulatory fees.
  • Because PG&E and SCP both provide separate electric services, your one bill will include charges from both PG&E and SCP.
  • SCP tracks the net production or consumption of electricity on your bill and credits or charges based on your CleanStart rate and, if applicable, the Time-of-Use period when the net production or consumption occurred.

Scroll below to view a sample bill for a Time-of-Use customer with Net Metering. The sample bill below explains the various charges or credits that will be on a typical bill.

PG&E Bill Page 1

1

Account Number

This PG&E account number is needed to sign up for EverGreen service or to opt out and return to PG&E. Just use the 10 digits before the dash.

2

PG&E Electric Delivery Charges

This is PG&E’s charge for the delivery of electricity. It includes transmission, distribution, and a variety of other fees. It does NOT include generation charges if you’re an SCP customer.

3

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) Electric Generation Charges

This is SCP’s charge for generation – the cost of producing the electricity you use.

4

Total Amount Due

The Total Amount Due includes ALL of your fees for PG&E gas service, electric delivery and SCP electricity generation services. You should pay the total amount due on your bill to PG&E. We keep it simple for you by partnering with PG&E to have just one bill.

PG&E Bill Page 2

5

PG&E customer service information

PG&E Bill Page 3

6

Service Agreement ID

The service agreement number is a unique number in addition to your account number that documents your particular arrangement with PG&E (including billing days, metering information, and other factors) in order to calculate applicable charges.

7

Net Charges

This represents either the minimum service charge for a month or the cost of electric delivery to the service address.

8

Utility Users’ Tax

The tax is collected for the benefit of a specific municipality from the customers who reside within those city limits. Cloverdale, Santa Rosa and Sebastopol are the only cities in SCP territory who collect this tax.

9

Total PG&E Electric Delivery Charges

This is the sum of PG&E’s charges for electric delivery, which matches the electric delivery charge on the summary page of your bill (item #2).

PG&E Bill Page 4

10

ESP Customer Number

The Energy Service Provider (ESP) Customer Number is SCP’s unique number for your account.

11

Rate Schedule

This indicates the applicable rate schedule (pricing structure for your electricity) under which you are receiving electric generation service from Sonoma Clean power (SCP).

12

EverGreen Total

If you’ve signed up for EverGreen 100% local renewable energy, you’ll see an additional $0.025 per kilowatt-hour charge for all net energy consumed. If you have the CleanStart service, this line will not appear on your bill.

13

Generation

This is the detail of net electricity you have consumed from SCP or generated by your system. A positive number is the net electricity used. A negative number is the net electricity your system produced.

14

Net Generator Bonus

A bonus of $0.01/kWh is given to you for generating more electricity than consumed.

15

Net Charges

The sum total of charges and bonuses for the month. A charge is expressed as a positive number. A credit is a negative number.

16

Local Utility Users Tax

The tax is collected for the benefit of a specific municipality from the customers who reside within those city limits. Cloverdale, Santa Rosa and Sebastopol are the only cities in SCP territory who collect this tax.

17

Energy Surcharge

This fee is collected on behalf of the California Energy Commission and applies to all customers, regardless of service provider.

18

Credited to NEM Balance

This monthly true-up represents the amount of credit you have earned this month.

19

Your SCP NEM Balance Is Now…

Since credits roll forward, here you can see your NetGreen credit balance. This amount will be applied to any charges you will have next month to continue reducing your bill.

20

Total Sonoma Clean Power Electric Generation Charges

This is the sum of all electric generation charges from Sonoma Clean Power, which matches the electric generation charge on the summary page of your bill.