Considering installing solar?

BPROUD customers who install solar are automatically enrolled into BPROUD’s PERSONAL CHOICE net energy metering program that offers the same benefits as Southern California Edison, plus the added benefit of a higher Net Surplus Compensation Rate should your system generate more power than you use throughout your relevant period.

Customers that already enjoy the benefits of net energy metering (NEM) with SCE will be automatically enrolled in BPROUD's Personal CHOICE program beginning in October 2021, or if you are considering a solar system, you do not have to do anything, you will be automatically enrolled in our Personal Choice program. As a BPROUD customer, your account will automatically be enrolled in BPROUD’s Personal Choice, which offers a Net Surplus Compensation rate of $0.06 per kWh, which beats SCE’s current Net Surplus Compensation rate, for excess energy your system may generate as measured at the end of your 12-month relevant period.

With BPROUD’s Personal Choice, customers generation charges and credits are escrowed throughout the relevant period year . With our Personal Choice program, you’ll receive an energy credit for the power your system provides to the grid based on the rate in effect at the time the power is generated. At the close of each month, we’ll tally the amount of grid energy you’ve consumed and generated. If you have generated more energy than you have used, you’ll see a credit accrue for that month’s energy generated. If you have used more energy than you have generated, you will see a charge accrue for that month’s energy charges. At the end of the relevant period, on your meter read date, if your escrow account has a balance due, the charge will be billed.  In addition, the annual kilowatt usage and generation is evaluated. If you were a Net Surplus Generator or produced more energy than you used, you will be compensated at the Net Surplus Compensation Rate of $0.06 per kWh for the net excess generation. Simple as that!

  • Current NEM customers will automatically be enrolled in the BPROUD Personal Choice program beginning in October 2021, at the end of the relevant period.
  • BPROUD electric generation charges will be escrowed and tracked throughout the relevant period, which means customers won’t pay a generation charge until the end of the 12-month relevant period. This allows customers a full 12 months to net out any generation charges. Customer bills will still report customers credits and debits and provide a running total for easy tracking.
  • At the end of the relevant period NEM accounts will be trued-up.
  • Energy generation credits accrued during the relevant period will be used to offset energy generation charges.
  • Energy charges not offset by energy credits at the time of true-up will be billed to the customer.
  • Any energy credits that exceed energy charges are set to zero for the start of the new relevant period.
  • The amount of your excess generation kWh will be paid out at BPROUD’s Net Surplus Compensation at $0.06 per kWh.
  • This compensation is for generation side of bill only; delivery side will continue to fall under SCE’s applicable program.
  • New NEM customers will continue to apply through SCE to establish their NEM service, and will be automatically enrolled in BPROUD's Personal Choice program.

 

How to Enroll

If you already enjoy the benefits of Net Energy Metering with SCE, you do not have to do anything. Your account will automatically be enrolled in BPROUD's Personal Choice when it transitions to BPROUD.
If you are contemplating installing on-site solar, wind or other self-generation, your system installer can guide you on how to sign up for Net Energy Metering through SCE.