What is a true up bill? If your most recent true-up statement was startlingly high, you should look for these possible causes, in no particular order:
Fees That Are Inevitable And Cannot Be Avoided
Your solar contractor has to factor all of these costs into their first feasibility analysis to forestall any unpleasant shocks. On the other hand, it is not unusual for these costs to take homeowners by surprise when they are viewed as a whole after a whole year has passed. This happens rather frequently.
Utility providers are going to start charging their customers monthly fees to keep them connected to the electrical grid. Every month, these costs will be invoiced to the usual PG&E account that you use for your billing needs. A rundown of all of these reoccurring monthly costs will be included in your annual true-up charge.
In addition to some customer and meter fees, which range between 2 and 3 cents per kWh, customers are responsible for paying non-bypassable expenses per kilowatt-hour (kWh). These costs cannot be avoided and are used to pay for initiatives such as energy efficiency, assistance for customers with low incomes, and the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.
A Rise In The Amount Of Electricity Consumed
It is very uncommon for homeowners who have just installed solar panels to find that they are using more electricity than before. After installing solar panels, it is essential to resist the temptation to change how you are accustomed to consuming energy.
Homeowners are required by the companies that offer their utilities to select a solar photovoltaic (PV) system size that will offset no more than the previous year’s worth of power use. If a home uses its electricity more freely after installing solar panels, the household may be surprised by a true-up fee that is more than they had anticipated.
The Next Steps Are Rather Uncomplicated:
The additional power that is generated by solar panels is stored in the battery. When the sun goes down, the energy that has been stored will begin to power your home. It is possible to configure the parameters of the system such that priority is given to the delivery of energy during the nighttime peak hours when electricity is at its most expensive. This enables homes to avoid paying excessive time-of-use charges.
Adjust For The Learning Curve
It is necessary to spend a few minutes studying the difference between a standard bill and the statement you will receive if you go solar, both monthly and annually. This distinction might be confusing, so it is important to spend some time learning about it. If you continue to have questions regarding your account, please do not be reluctant to get in touch with us for further information. This will allow you to have full faith in the paperwork that you get from the utility company.