Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Rubber is Starting to Meet the Road for Smart Grid City

The Smart Grid pilot project in Boulder is now well enough along for the peak period re-pricing to be released.

This article missed answering an obvious question:

If you own a PV system that contributes to the grid during peak periods, will Xcel credit you at the higher peak retail rate?

My guess is yes. It's only fair. But this issue should be openly addressed soon because it will make your PV system pay off much quicker

1 comment:

  1. Xcel is telling me that they won't be crediting neighborhood electricity producers at the peak rate. It's time to start lobbying the PUC for this, it should be changeable.

    Then Xcel's program starts looking more like the German Feed-in-Tariff way of subsidizing PV.