Net Energy Metering (NEM)
Central Coast Community Energy is committed to providing competitive rates for customers with solar or other onsite behind-the-meter renewable energy systems while supporting economic and environmental benefits for all CCCE customers.
Please note: CCCE customers receiving NEM service will continue to see PG&E or SCE minimum monthly delivery charges on their bills. PG&E or SCE will continue handling NEM transmission and distribution charges and credits, while CCCE assumes responsibility for NEM electric generation charges and credits.
Each month, net energy – the difference between the energy produced by a customer’s generating system and the amount of electricity supplied by CCCE – is calculated. Any remaining credits are carried forward to offset potential charges in the next billing cycle. Net Surplus Compensation is calculated during December of each year for all CCCE customers receiving NEM service.
Net Surplus Compensation (NSC) and Annual True-Up
All CCCE customers receiving NEM service will have their annual true-up in December of each year. Customers eligible for Net Surplus Compensation (NSC) at this time will receive payment or bill credit based on the CCCE Net Surplus Compensation rate. End of Year Statements will be available in January of each year.
Residential customers with an NSC payment of $200 or greater and commercial customers with an NSC payment of $500 or greater are eligible to choose payment via bill credit or check. Eligible customers must request payment by check within 45 days of true-up each year by contacting Customer Support. All other NSC payments are delivered as bill credits.
Information for New or Enrolling Customers Receiving NEM Service
All enrolling CCCE customers receiving NEM service experience a true-up at the time of enrollment with CCCE. Net Surplus Compensation will be calculated at this time for customers with transmission and distribution credits, as well as generation credits, after which all credits will be reset to zero.
Per CCCE’s annual December true-up for all customers receiving NEM service, enrolling customers may be trued up twice during their first year of CCCE service. If you are considering enrolling your NEM account with CCCE, we recommend contacting the Customer Support Center to optimize true-up timing that best fits your needs.