How NEM 1 works

 

NEM 1 customers have single-register meters, meaning that the meters measure one quantity: electricity flow between a customer’s property and the grid. These single-register meters can run forward and backward. When a customer is consuming less electricity than the solar system is generating, the meter runs backward and the customer exports electricity to the grid. When a customer is consuming more electricity than the solar system is generating, the meter runs forward and the customer imports electricity from the grid.

 

 

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For questions about NEM 1 or your NEM Reservation, please read our NEM FAQs or call CPAU Program Services at (650) 329-2241. 

For questions about your bill, please call utilities customer service at (650) 329-2161.