California Solar Industry and Utilities Unveil Dueling Solar-Storage Tariffs

By [email protected] California is already breaking ground in attempting to properly value the distributed technologies hitting the grid. So far, that’s been done through large-scale capacity contracts, demand response auction mechanisms, and utility pilots. Now the state is opening another front in distributed energy integration: tariffs.

Over the next year or so, the state’s investor-owned utilities are under regulatory pressure to create specially designed, optional tariffs available to homeowners or businesses that want to invest in solar PV, batteries, EVs or on-site energy controls.

These rates would change from hour to hour, but with drastic price differentials between on-peak and off-peak times

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