I'll say right up front this post isn't about the Model 3 directly. But I've noticed over the year or two that I've hung out on this forum that many of us Model 3 owners also have installed solar, or are thinking about it. So I have a question for you, if you have a moment.
Our power provider (Sacramento Municipal Utility District, or SMUD for short) is looking at changing their relationship with their customers like us who have rooftop photovoltaic solar installations. After a huge public outcry recently, they canned an idea that would have made our monthly bill for just being connected to the grid--no use charges at all--$80-$100 in 8 years. As I said, that got squashed, but they still want to do something. There's tons more I could write, but for now, here's what I'd like to know from folks around the US or elsewhere in the world.
1. What is your monthly charge for just being attached to the grid? (I'm not asking about your use or rate per kWh.)
2. Who is your power provider?
3. Where are you? (City, State, Country)
For example, my answers:
3. Sacramento, CA, USA.
There is a SMUD meeting later this week on this topic, and I'd love to be able to go in armed with how things are done in Pittsburgh or Honolulu or London or wherever. Thanks!!