SUBMETERING PILOT FAQS
HOW TO QUALIFY AND ENROLL
1. Read the Electric Vehicle Submetering Pilot Phase 2 Enrollment Agreement located on your Utility's website (See links below)
2. Install an eligible submeter
3. Select a CPUC-approved Submeter Meter Data Management Agent (MDMA)
4. Complete the Customer Enrollment Agreement for your Utility and sign Section 4
5. Ask your MDMA to sign Section 4, submit the agreement to your Utility, and provide you a copy of it for your records
6. Your Utility will review the agreement and notify you and your MDMA of any other necessary information or participation confirmation ility each billing cycle
Click below to access your utility's customer enrollment agreement and rates
Where can I get more information about the CPUC Pilot?
Click to see the CPUC's Pilot Program Overview
When can I enroll?
Enrollment is open from January 16 to April 30, 2017. The pilot ends on April 30, 2018
How long can I participate in the pilot?
Customers may participate for 12 months once enrolled
What utilities are participating in the program?
PG&E, SDG&E, and SCE are participants in the pilot and customers are required to have an active account with their particular utility
Where do I find the Customer Enrollment Agreement?
Visit your utility's website to verify eligibility and obtain the necessary agreement
How do I get accepted into the pilot?
Your utility company will determine acceptance into the pilot. Approved agents, their partners, suppliers, etc. are not responsible for accepting new participants into the program
Can I un-enroll?
Yes, customers may un-enroll at any time and EV charging usage will return to the current rate
Who is responsible for the EV charger/submeter purchase and installation?
Customers are responsible for the purchase and installation of an approved EV charger/submeter if they do not already have one. EV charging station installations require permitting and must be installed by qualified electricians
What EV charging station can I use or install?
Customers may select an approved charger/submeter of their choice for the pilot. Kitu developed an embedded submeter solution for the pilot used in the approved AV EVSE-RS 32A charging station. Click to see the charger specifications
What is the cost of the AV EVSE-RS 32A charging station and installation?
The EVSE-RS 32A is priced at $699+tax and must be purchased in a bundle with the installation which is estimated at $555 depending on site conditions. Note that any permits required for installation are not included in the prices and vary per location.
How long is the cable?
The EVSE-RS Model# 19356-32A-025 is equipped with a 25 foot cable
Can I use a plug-in EVSE for the pilot?
No, hardwired EVSEs are necessary for the pilot instead of plug-in EVSEs and each location should be enrolled with the utility
Can I install a charging station if I do not own my home?
The landlord would have to pre-approve the installation
How will the utility know my EV charging usage?
You will need a reliable WiFi connection from the location of your EV charging station. The MDMA will submit your EV charging usage to your utility each billing cycle
Who will prepare my bill?
Your utility will continue to bill you and can provide specific details about the bill structure of primary and submeter usage
Can I benefit from multiple reduced rate plans?
Some utilities require you to un-enroll from current reduced rate plans before enrolling in the submetering pilot to take advantage of its reduced tariff(s). Check with your utility for specific instructions and rates
What happens if I relocate?
Customers may re-enroll in the pilot if they relocate but enrollment limits and charges may affect re-enrollment. Contact your utility for specific information about re-enrollment policies and limitations before relocating