I was under the impression that when we switch from Gross metering to Net metering we would be using our own solar energy we create before using the grid. My new bill has a new meter number added with different Kwh. However under the New charges and credits heading everything seems the same as a gross meter bill. We even have a feed in tariff, which surprises me as I thought we would be still taking from the grid. I can't seem to find a net metering bill online to look at and compare.
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Thank you for your post!
Making the change from Gross to Net metering will not see any change to your AGL bill. As the power that you generate and use never passes through your meter, it is not something that we're able to record or bill you for, nor should we!
The best way for you to get an idea of how much of your own power you're using would be to check your inverter. Your inverter will show you a figure of how much power in total your system has generated, as well as a figure of how much of this you've exported to the grid. The difference between these two numbers will be the approximate amount of power you've used within your household.
Hi Jayden ,
i am similarly frustrated and confused with this and the call centre was patronising to say the least . I understand what you’ve said but if I’m using the power from my panels first , and if I use more than they generate I pay for the additional power from the grid . Why then do I also have a feed in tarrif credit amount ? Surely it’s not possible to have both ?
Thank you for your comment!
If your bill shows that you've exported power to the grid, then this suggests that your solar system was generating an excess of power on at least one occasion during the billing period.
After an exhausting online chat the other day, it turns out the net metering portion of a PV array only applies to peak power when on a ToU meter. So basically your only generating net solar during 2pm to 8pm Mon to Fri.
All other times, including all weekend, my solar and presumably yours is treated as gross tariff...
So all those sunny weekends where Ive though I was using my own juice, ive been exporting at 11.1c and comsuming at 25c...
Currently waiting on a call back from the solar resolutions team to have meter re-programmed to true net solar tariff as I thought I had.