Net Energy Metering (NEM) is a remuneration mechanism whereby renewable energy generators are compensated at the prevailing electricity rate for the energy they export to the grid. Under NEM 2.0, instead of being compensated at the prevailing electricity rate, there is a penalty for energy that is exported to the grid. This penalty is what is referred to as non bypassable charges. Here is how to model it in Aurora:
- Create a financing option.
- In the "Hourly Export Penalty" field, input the non bypassable charges as $/kWh. Then click Simulate.
Utillity Companies PG&E(Pacific Gas and Electric) and SDG&E(San Diego Gas and Electric) already include a non bypassable charge modeled in Aurora's database, so you do not need to input an Hourly Export Penalty. However, for SCE(Southern California Edison Co) it does not include this. You have to input the non bypassable charge in the financing section of a project shown above.