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03/21/2012

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David Fay

Thanks. That's a wrinkle to net metering that I had been wondering about.

Is the credit in dollars or kWh? If the latter, then there would be no benefit to a higher rate.

David

Dick Jones

Marc,

You should be able to ask Nstar for "complete billing." With this, your supply charges would show up on your Nstar bill. When you pay that bill, Nstar would forward the payment to CLC/Coned. Instead of building up credits with Nstar and paying CLC/Coned, Nstar would reduce the credit and pay your supplier. Part of the purpose of "complete billing" is to avoid this problem of building up a higher and higher credit.

If that doesn't work and you don't want to switch suppliers, you can assign the credit to another NStar customer. They would then get the credit (as a present from you) or you could sell it to them for an amount equal to the credit.

Solar shouldn't be so complicated...

David Fay

I have been told that one solution to the problem you describe is to request "consolidated billing" from your utility, so that both supply and delivery charges appear on the same bill even though they originate from different companies. But it sounds from your description like you get a consolidated bill already and that doesn't solve the problem.

Can you confirm that your supply and delivery charges appear on the same bill?

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