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San Luis Obispo County could experience power shutoffs

PG&E Increases California Electricity Rates

PG&E announced Wednesday that it is closely monitoring an upcoming wind event next week that could force the utility company to shut off power across California. According to PG&E’s latest announcement, all but one of its nine California coverage zones have an “elevated” potential for a Public Safety Power Shutoff event on Sunday and Monday — including Zones 6 and …

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PG&E Considering turning off power for safety and implementing a Public Safety Power Shutoff

PGE Considers Electricity Shut Off For Fires

PG&E announced October 7th that its meteorological and operations teams in its Emergency Operations Center continue to monitor a potentially widespread, dry and robust wind event Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon. The event will impact northern, central, coastal, and Bay Area counties across much of PG&E’s service area. In response to this anticipated event, the National Weather Service has issued …

How to read your projected PG&E bill

With the summer temperatures reaching well over 100 degrees each day, you may be wondering how to track your PG&E bill and energy usage. With a few simple steps, you will be able to monitor your usage and see what your projected bill will be.   PG&E clients have access to their billing through an online portal. You can also …

What the Public Utility Commission Vote Next Week Means For Current and Future Solar Customers

A.M. Sun Solar Residential Solar Installation

The Public Utility Commission is set to vote next week on a counter proposal from Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric and Pacific Gas & Electric companies. This counter proposal is in response to new rules on compensating California homeowners and businesses for the solar power they produce.   The PUC plan involves connection and usage fees for new solar …

How Does Net Metering Work?

Our solar consultants are some of the brightest guys in the solar field and they consistently get asked the same questions in their first meetings with new clients: How does solar work when it’s dark out and what happens when my house produces more power than we use. That’s where NEM (net energy metering) comes into play. A.M. Sun Solar …

Important Message Regarding Time of Use Rates

One small change from PG&E could mean even bigger changes to the solar world. This Wednesday the 23rd California Public Utilities Commission will be making their final decision and may remove the option for customers to switch to a “Time of Use” rate. If you already operate under this rate (E6 or A6) you will not be affected however if …