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Pay the Larger of the Two to Avoid an Amount Due

Roseville Electric residential and small business customers who have solar generation systems on their homes can defer payment of their energy charges (kWh) to once every 12 months. This type of billing program complies with State of California laws related to solar systems.

Roseville Electric Solar electric customers receive a monthly utility bill showing the charges for all services, but they are eligible to delay payment of energy charges (kWh) to once every 12 months. All other charges, including the monthly electric basic service charge, and water, garbage and sewer, are due and payable every month.

While solar electric customers can delay payment of electric charges, the City of Roseville encourages customers to carefully read their bills and remain current to avoid a potentially large payment due at the end of 12 months. In fact, solar electric customers can continue to pay for energy charges monthly.

Every month solar electric customers will see the “Current Charges” and the “Amount Due” on their monthly utility bill statement.  We encourage customers to “Pay the Larger of the Two to Avoid an Amount Due.”

As part of this solar billing program, the City of Roseville will compensate solar electric customers for any annual surplus electricity generated by their solar system.

However, the majority of solar electric systems in the City of Roseville are too small to generate a significant amount of electricity to offset the total amount of electricity used during that same 12-month time period.  Most solar electric customers will not have a credit at the end of the 12 months. For more information, see our frequently asked questions link.

If you have questions about your solar bill, call the Finance Department at (916) 774-5300. If you have questions about your solar electric generation system, call (916) 79-POWER (797-6937).

Watch a video of City Council’s action from Nov. 17, 2010
View the staff report and presentation slides
View solar bill customers’ frequently asked questions
View the letters sent to customers explaining the changes


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