May 2020 Utility Rate Updates

PVSketch Integrated Genability UtilityRate Updates: May 2020

In Product Update by info@pvcomplete.com

Every month utilities throughout the United States make thousands of tariff changes, ranging from simple rate increases to entirely new rate structures. Keeping up-to-date on the latest rates is essential to accurately calculate the savings a customer will realize through a proposed solar installation. That’s why PVSketch features integrated Genability rate data. Genability’s always-up-to-date database of utility rates and tariffs for the USA, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands and South Korea to empower our customers to compute customer savings and generate flawless proposals. Because Genability maintains the most accurate and complete tariff database tariffs in the industry, we trust them to provide the most accurate information for our PVComplete customer partners.

Below is a summary of the utility rate changes that have been updated in May 2020. Notably, May 1 brought big changes to the largest utility in the U.S., Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). At the beginning of the month, PG&E introduced a new TOU tariff (E-TOU-D) and closed an old TOU tariff (E-TOU-B). With this change solar-only customers can choose between E-TOU-C (4-9PM on-peak) and E-TOU-D (5-8PM on-peak) as their post-solar tariff. Customers with either battery storage or an EV can also choose EV2A-TOU (4-9PM on-peak, midnight – 3PM off-peak).  Along with new tariffs, the avoided cost of power (ACP) in the PG&E service territory increased by 1¢/kWh for customers switching from E-1 to E-TOU-C

For a full list of rate structure updates, read on to see if it means changes for the areas in which you do business. 

Arizona Public Service (AZ): +0.2¢/kWh

  • Tariff: E-12 Residential (Pre-Solar), TOU-E Residential – Time-Of-Use – Saver Choice (Post-Solar)
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 12.6¢/kWh, Now 12.9¢/kWh , +0.3¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 8.7¢/kWh, Now 8.9¢/kWh, +0.2¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: Environmental Improvement Surcharge

Commonwealth Edison (IL): +0.1¢/kWh

  • Tariff: BES Residential – Single Family
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 11.3¢/kWh, Now 11.4¢/kWh, +0.1¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 11.4¢/kWh, Now 11.5¢/kWh, +0.1¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: Purchased Electricity Adjustment

Delmarva (MD): +0.2¢/kWh

  • Tariff: R Residential
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 13.5¢/kWh, Now 13.6¢/kWh ,  +0.1¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 13.5¢/kWh, Now 13.7¢/kWh, +0.2¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: Bill Stabilization Adjustment, Procurement Cost Adjustment 

Dominion Virginia (VA): -0.1¢/kWh

  • Tariff: 1 Residential (VA)
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 11.7¢/kWh, Now 11.7¢/kWh, 0.0¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 11.7¢/kWh, Now 11.6¢/kWh, -0.1¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: Fuel Charge, Brunswick County Power Station Charge

Eversource Connecticut (CT): +0.3¢/kWh

  • Tariff: 1 Residential
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 20.5¢/kWh, Now 20.8¢/kWh, +0.3¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 20.5¢/kWh, Now 20.8¢/kWh, +0.3¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: Customer Charge, Distribution Charge

Hawaiian Electric Co. (HI): -0.1¢/kWh

  • Tariff:  R Residential (Pre-Solar), R-CGS Residential – Customer Grid Supply (Post-Solar)
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 33.0¢/kWh, Now 32.7¢/kWh, +0.3¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 16.6¢/kWh, Now 16.5¢/kWh, -0.1¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: Demand Side Management Adjustment, Energy Cost Adjustment, Purchased Power Adjustment

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HI): -0.3¢/kWh

  • Tariff: R Residential (Pre-Solar), R-CGS Residential – Customer Grid Supply (Post-Solar)
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 34.9¢/kWh, Now 34.4¢/kWh,  -0.5¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 17.9¢/kWh, Now 17.6 ¢/kWh, -0.3¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: Energy Cost Adjustment, Purchased Power Adjustment, Demand Side Management Adjustment

Jersey Central Power & Light (NJ): -0.1¢/kWh

  • Tariff: RS Residential
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 12.9¢/kWh, Now 12.8¢/kWh, -0.1¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 12.9¢/kWh, Now 12.8¢/kWh, -0.1¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: Tax Act Adjustment

Maui Electric Company (HI): -0.9¢/kWh

  • Tariff: R Residential (Pre-Solar), R-CGS Residential – Customer Grid Supply (Post-Solar)
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 32.0¢/kWh, Now 31.5¢/kWh, -0.5¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 20.0¢/kWh, Now 19.1¢/kWh, -0.9¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: Demand Side Management Adjustment, Purchased Power Adjustment, Energy Cost Adjustment

National Grid – Massachusetts (MA): -0.3¢/kWh

  • Tariff: R-1 Residential
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 24.9¢/kWh, Now 24.8¢/kWh, -0.1¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 24.7¢/kWh, Now 24.4¢/kWh, -0.3¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: Supplier Services, Energy Efficiency Charge, Solar Cost Adjustment, Renewable Energy Recovery, Smart Grid Distribution Adjustment, Grid Modernization Factor

Pacific Gas & Electric (CA): +1.0¢/kWh

  • Tariff: E-1 Residential (Pre-Solar), E-TOU-C-NEM2 Residential – Time of Use (Post-Solar)
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 27.7¢/kWh, Now 28.6¢/kWh, +0.9¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 27.5¢/kWh, Now 28.5¢/kWh, +1.0¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: Conservation Incentive Adjustment, Generation Charge, Distribution Charge, New System Generation Charge, Public Purpose Programs Charge, Nuclear Decommissioning Charge, Ongoing CTC Charge, Energy Cost Recovery Amount

Public Service Electric & Gas (NJ): -0.1¢/kWh

  • Tariff: RS Residential
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 16.9¢/kWh, Now 16.8¢/kWh, -0.1¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 17.0¢/kWh, Now 16.9¢/kWh, -0.1¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: BGS Reconciliation Charge, Green Programs Recovery Charge, Solar Pilot Recovery Charge

PSEG Long Island (NY): +0.1¢/kWh

  • Tariff: 180 Residential
  • Average kWh Rate: Was 19.0¢/kWh, Now 19.1¢/kWh, +0.1¢/kWh
  • Avoided Cost of Power: Was 20.2¢/kWh, Now 20.3¢/kWh, +0.1¢/kWh
  • Updated Rates: Fuel and Purchased Power Cost Adjustment

Utilities Whose Rates Changed Less than 0.1¢/kWh                        

Atlantic City Electric, NJ – Avg kWh Cost: 18.1¢/kWh – Avoided Cost 18.1¢/kWh
Baltimore Gas & Electric, MD – Avg kWh Cost: 12.4¢/kWh – Avoided Cost 12.4¢/kWh
CPS Energy, TX – Avg kWh Cost: 9.7¢/kWh – Avoided Cost 9.7¢/kWh
El Paso Electric, NM – Avg kWh Cost: 9.4¢/kWh – Avoided Cost 9.5¢/kWh
Potomac Electric Power Co., MD – Avg kWh Cost: 14.7¢/kWh – Avoided Cost 14.7¢/kWh
Xcel Energy, CO – Avg kWh Cost: 10.5¢/kWh – Avoided Cost 11.1¢/kWh