Solar Storage Credit

Save up to $20 on your electric bill
by using your home battery from 4–9 pm

Complete the application form to get started!
A Richmond home with solar and storage makes energy resilience a priority.

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

As a thank you for your commitment to renewable energy and actions to fight climate change, MCE is offering a Solar Storage Credit of up to $20 per month. To be eligible for the credit, you must have home solar, automate your battery to discharge from 4–9 p.m. daily, and set your battery reserve to no more than 20%, except when preparing for or during a power outage.

What You’ll Get

Green your wallet: You’ll save by using your free, stored solar instead of paying for peak-priced grid energy. Plus you’ll receive a $10 or $20 bill credit each month to save even more!
Green the planet: Reducing grid demand during peak times prevents the need to fire up polluting, fossil fuel plants and lowers their negative health and environmental impacts.
Green the grid: Use renewables when they are plentiful and switch to your battery during energy peaks to help make the grid more reliable for everyone.

Who’s Eligible

To participate, you must:

  • Be an MCE customer
  • Have solar connected to an energy storage system (battery) at your home
  • Automate your battery to discharge from 4–9 pm daily and set your battery reserve to no more than 20%, except when preparing for or during a power outage
  • Be enrolled in a Time-of-Use rate such as:
    E-TOU-C (Peak Pricing 4–9 pm. Every Day)
    E-TOU-D (Peak Pricing 5–8 pm. Weekdays)
    EV2 (Electric Vehicle—open to battery customers)
    E-ELEC (Electric Home)

Note for SGIP recipients: If you are expecting an SGIP incentive and have not yet received it, you must ensure that you switch to a rate schedule compatible with SGIP requirements.

How It Works

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Complete the application

Complete the application form. After we’ve verified your eligibility, you will start receiving MCE’s Solar Storage Credit in 1–2 billing cycles.
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Program your battery

Please program your battery to discharge from 4–9 pm and set your battery reserve to no more than 20%.
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Enjoy a lower bill!

Get a $10 per month bill credit for storage system capacity from 7–20 kWh or a $20 per month bill credit for storage system capacity over 20 kWh.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit pge.com to log into your PG&E account and view your current rate plan. You can also find it on your PG&E bill under “Rate Schedule” on the “Details of MCE Electric Generation Charges” page.

Visit pge.com to log into your PG&E account and click the “Manage Your Rate Plan” button. Follow the prompts to change to one of the following program-approved Time-of-Use rates if you are not already enrolled in one:

  • E-TOU-C (Peak Pricing 4–9 p.m. Every Day)
  • E-TOU-D (Peak Pricing 5–8 p.m. Weekdays)
  • EV2 (Electric Vehicle—open to battery customers)
  • E-ELEC (Electric Home)

Note: PG&E allows you to change rate plans online once per year. For assistance with changing rate plans, contact PG&E’s residential customer service line at (877) 660-6789.

Yes, PG&E allows you to change your rate once within a 12-month period.

For customers expecting an SGIP incentive and who have not yet received it, you must ensure that you switch to a rate schedule compatible with SGIP requirements.

Yes. Enrolling in MCE’s Solar Storage Credit will not change your NEM status.

No. The Solar Storage Credits are automatically applied to MCE Energy Storage Program participants.

Yes. Your participation and enrollment status in the other programs will not be affected by your participation in MCE’s Solar Storage Credit.

Yes, you can (and we encourage you to!) participate in other programs like OhmConnect that incentivize you to shift your electricity usage outside of peak times (e.g., 4–9 p.m.). These programs often send you useful reminders to reduce your usage to help prevent polluting, gas peaker plants from firing up.

Yes, you can participate in both. MCE Sync is a smart charging app to help EV drivers automate their EV charging at home to use the least expensive and cleanest energy on the grid. Our app’s Home Solar feature optimizes your solar to maximize your NEM credits to export solar during peak grid hours and uses your solar to charge your EV during off-peak hours to lower your electricity bill.

Questions?

Contact us at info@mceCleanEnergy.org or call (888) 632-3674, Mon–Fri from 9 am to 5 pm.

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