Solar/Net Energy Metering (NEM)

Solar and Battery Storage

Interested in installing solar panels and/or battery storage? You’ve come to the right place!

Clean Power Alliance has partnered with EnergySage to help our customers who are property owners make well-informed solar and battery storage decisions. Through our online Solar Marketplace, customers can receive free custom solar and battery storage quotes from local, pre-screened installation companies. EnergySage is available to help answer questions about various solar and battery companies, equipment, financing, and more and can be reached at 888-838-4638.

Helping our customers explore options to produce their own energy and become more resilient is important to us. Here are a few benefits of shopping for solar and battery storage through Solar Marketplace:

Ease: signing up on only takes a few minutes, and you’ll quickly receive up to seven custom solar quotes – with or without solar batteries – from local, pre-screened installers.

Side-by-side comparison: Solar Marketplace enables you to compare each of your quote’s most important factors in an apples-to-apples format. Additionally, the quotes are standardized, protecting you against unrealistic assumptions and savings estimates.

Vendor-neutral support: a team of expert advisors are available to provide unbiased support throughout the process. They can help answer any questions you have about solar and battery equipment, financing, installation, and more.

Savings: comparison-shopping for solar and battery storage through Solar Marketplace can save you 10 to 20 percent on the cost of solar compared to state averages. To see how much you could save with solar and battery storage before receiving quotes, check out the Solar Calculator.

Another way to get value out of your solar and storage unit is by enrolling in our new demand response program, CPA Power Response. Residential and commercial customers can earn financial benefits while saving energy by modifying their use.

For more information, visit EnergySage's Solar and Battery Storage 101.

Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program

If you already have solar installed at your home or business, you’ll be interested in learning how our Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program can work for you.

Clean Power Alliance's NEM program allows customers with rooftop solar or other eligible generating systems to receive bill credits and even cash back when their systems produce more energy than they use over a 12-month period. Scroll down for more information on our program, customer enrollment, and Net Surplus Compensation (NSC) rates.

April 2020 True-up

Clean Power Alliance is conducting its first NEM true-up in April 2020 that determines eligibility for a cash-out payment or credit. If you are eligible for true-up this year, Clean Power Alliance will be sending you a letter with more information prior to the true-up.

How it Works

Here are a few differences between Clean Power Alliance's NEM program and the generation portion of SCE's NEM program:

  • Clean Power Alliance customers pay their bill each month instead of once a year as is the default in SCE's NEM program for some types of customers. Clean Power Alliance will true up all customers on an annual basis each April, rather than on a unique date for each customer.

  • All Residential NEM customers, and Commercial NEM customers in unincorporated Los Angeles County, South Pasadena and Rolling Hills Estates, will have their first true up in April of 2020.

  • All other Commercial NEM customers will have their first true up in April of 2021.

  • Clean Power Alliance customers who generate more than they consume in a year will be eligible for net surplus compensation at rate 10% higher than SCE's net surplus compensation rate.

There may be other differences and changes in NEM policy over time.  Please contact Clean Power Alliance if you have questions or would like additional information about our NEM program.

How to Enroll

Customers who are already enrolled in SCE’s NEM program will be automatically enrolled in Clean Power Alliance’s NEM program upon enrollment with Clean Power Alliance. When you enroll, your NEM account will be settled with SCE and you will be switched to Clean Power Alliance’s NEM program for the generation portion of your bill.

  • Clean Power Alliance residential customers were automatically enrolled in Clean Power Alliance’s NEM program in February 2019.

  • Clean Power Alliance commercial customers will be automatically enrolled in Clean Power Alliance’s NEM program on their SCE NEM settlement date beginning May 2019.

For customers that are new to Net Energy Metering, call SCE to get set up and request your interconnection application. Once you’ve completed the SCE NEM enrollment process, you will automatically be enrolled in Clean Power Alliance’s NEM program if you are an eligible Clean Power Alliance customer.

Residential customers can contact SCE to set up Net Energy Metering at 866-701-7868.

Commercial customers can contact SCE to set up Net Energy Metering at 866-701-7869.

NEM Rates

Clean Power Alliance provides a Net Surplus Compensation Rate (NSCR) that is always 10% more than SCE’s most recent NSCR. Click the button below to view Clean Power Alliance’s current rate information.

Have more questions? Watch this NEM customer Q+A video and download our NEM factsheet below.