City Adopts Net Meter Policy for New Solar Customers
The Roseville City Council unanimously agreed to a new net meter policy for customers who install solar on their roof beginning in October 2018. The new program, Roseville Solar 2.0, changes the buyback rate for the over generation of solar power.
The proposal does not immediately affect existing solar customers. Customers who installed solar prior to October 2018 will be paid the retail buyback rate for over generation through at least 2028.
Roseville Electric Utility was recognized in March as being among the safest community-owned utilities in the northwest. Roseville Electric Utility was ranked 3rd behind Pend Oreille Public Utility District in Washington and Homer Electric Association in Alaska.
“Safety is paramount at Roseville Electric Utility,” said Utility Director Michelle Bertolino. “Our low injury rate demonstrates our employees are committed to working safely. Creating and maintaining a safe work environment goes hand in hand with providing highly reliability energy.”
The City of Roseville is ranked in the Top Ten for solar.
The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) places Roseville Electric Utility 9th nationally for having the most solar per customer in 2016. Roseville Electric Utility is the only community-owned electric power provider in the Sacramento region to be recognized by SEPA. This is the third time in the past decade that the City of Roseville has been recognized by SEPA.
A handful of Roseville utility customers have reported receiving calls from someone claiming that they were from Roseville Electric Utility and that they were on their way to disconnect the customer's electricity due to a late payment. The caller demanded payment in the form of cash gift cards to keep the power on. This is a scam!