Monday, March 08, 2010

Blog #18 Marin Clean Energy-Net Metering Workshop

Marin Clean Energy

Marin Clean Energy (MCE) is a renewable energy alternative to PG&E's electric supply that will soon be available to Marin customers. MCE is responsible for sourcing the power and purchasing the energy supply, while PG&E continues to deliver the energy, maintain and repair transmission lines, and provide customer service and billing.

All PG&E customers in member towns, like Fairfax, will automatically be enrolled in the Marin Clean Energy program, in accordance with State legislation. Customers who have received notification that they are in Phase 1 who do not wish to be part of Marin Clean Energy may opt out by calling (866) 743-0335 or visiting

Net Metering Public Workshop

The Marin Energy Authority is holding a public workshop on Net Metering. Net metering allows a customer to turn their meter backwards and receive a credit at times when their solar system generates more power than is used on site, and is taken back at times when more power is used than the system produces. The credits and use are netted out after 12 months. The California Public Utility Commission requires PG&E to treat Marin Clean Energy (MCE) generation customers the same as PG&E generation customers. MCE will provide any generation credits and PG&E will continue to provide credits for transmission, distribution and all other charges to MCE customers.

The workshop will be held on Monday, March 15, 2010, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Planning Chambers, Room 328, Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. The public is invited to join the Marin Energy Authority for a public input session for the development of the Marin Clean Energy net metering tariff.

To learn more about Marin Clean Energy and Net Metering please go to the following link: