No Surcharge for Solar and Renewable Energy Users
  • Petitioned San Diego Gas & Electric and Sempra Energy

This petition was delivered to:

Office of Debra Reed and Michael Niggli
San Diego Gas & Electric and Sempra Energy

No Surcharge for Solar and Renewable Energy Users

    1. Petition by

      Save Our Sol

It is unjust to discriminate against one class of ratepayer, especially those who are adopting renewable energy and helping to grow the local economy, improve local security, and helping to reduce emissions.


Recent signatures


    1. Three San Diego County Supervisors Side with San Diego Gas & Electric

      A classic example of the reach of the 1% in American Politics.

    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. Save Our Sol Launch ... City of Solana Beach Hearing

      Please join us with a sense of urgency to quash the SDG&E application. Walk. Vote. Talk. Other utilities are picking up on this. We have to halt it in its tracks. 6PM-9-Nov City Hall, Solana Beach.


    Reasons for signing

    • Tracy Reid CHULA VISTA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It undermines the spirit of using clean energy and invite more corporate greed in an effort to make the rich richer.

    • James Sanders SAN DIEGO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      The Network Use Charge makes my Solar Panels payback period 45 years, that is 20 years beyond their expected life. If all my solar power went onto the grid and I never used any power (think 6 month vacation) I would OWE SDG&E money for the free power I gave them (about $0.08/kWh) and that is after the $0.04 cents they would pay for the surplus power.

    • Jamie Edmonds SAN DIEGO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I put my 2.16kW line-tied solar system with battery back-up on my house twelve years ago this month when Enron was raping and pillaging California. It paid back the investment five years ago and I'm pumping back power into the grid when the utilities are clamoring for me to cut back on my use. Now they're going to charge me an extra fee under the guise of "fairness"? How will California meet the lofty green goals we've set for ourselves whilst allowing the for-profit utility monopolies to continue to cripple distributed solar and the energy independence and JOBS they represent?

    • Peg Mitchell SAN MARCOS, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      As a solar generating homeowner, this is maddening enough. It's illogical, unfair and designed to ensure they can own all the power. But it's worse, in a time when the clean tech sector is one of the few job growth areas, that they are impacting jobs. And finally, when the momentum for renewables is growing, they will kill that off too. We have to transition to clean energy or my grandchildren won't be left with a planet!

    • Dyanna Allen LAKESIDE, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      SDGE is attempting to gouge those of us who have made the effort to go green by providing energy back to the grid. The only difference between before and after solar panel installation is that I am now giving back to the grid when its sunny-suddenly that

      is justification to charge me more?!!


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