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Solar Power Can Be Great ... In the Right Circumstances
 

No doubt about it — solar has its benefits. It's clean. You can get credit for power you put back into the grid. And it can offer a good rate of return ... sometimes.

But if you’re an SESD customer, is solar always the best option? If you’re already receiving SESD’s low rates, you may actually be better off without solar.

Why?

  • SESD rates are already so low, solar power may actually cost more
  • Rates of return on solar systems are usually slow
  • SESD power supply uses clean resources — we don’t add to the south Utah County haze
  • Rooftop solar can rarely be transferred if you move to another home
  • Solar panels require monthly cleaning and considerable annual up-keep

If you’re considering switching to solar, talk to SESD about your options.

We’re happy to help guide your informed decision.

With that said: Do you already have solar power and need net metering advice? We can help!

 

Get Credit For Capturing Solar Energy

Sign up for SESD Net Metering

 

What is Net Metering?

During the day, most solar customers produce more electricity than they consume. Why not export that power to the grid and reduce your future electric bills?

Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits owners of solar energy systems for electricity they add to the grid.

It’s a way for residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power to sell their unused electricity back into the grid.
 

How Does Net Metering Work?

If your home is net-metered, your electricity meter will measure all the electricity received from the grid and the electricity your solar system generates in excess of what your home needs; or the electricity your system pushes back to the grid.  SESD charges our normal rate for power you've received, and provides a billing credit (currently $.042/kWh) for the excess electricity your system generates.

With SESD net metering, you will see two kWh or electricty use/generation line items on your bill each month.  A line item for electricty received from SESD, and another for the excess electricity SESD receives from your system.

NOTE:  kWh generated by your solar system and consumed by your home is your power; SESD does not charge you for this electricity.  SESD considers these kWh one-to-one consumption; your cost for this electricity is simply what you paid for your solar system.
 

Why Does SESD Support Net Metering?

Net metering policies create a smoother demand curve for electricity and helps us manage our peak electricity loads. By encouraging generation near the point of consumption, net metering also reduces the strain on distribution systems.

 

How Can You Apply for Net Metering?

It’s simple! If you have a solar power system, fill in the Net Meter Application.

NET METER APPLICATION.pdf

 

Need More Information About Solar Power or Net Metering?

SESD is happy to answer any questions you may have about net metering. Contact our office at 801-465-8020, or stop by 803 N 500 E, Payson, Mon–Fri 8 am–5 pm.