Earn Greater Savings By Partnering with Solar Power

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For those who generate solar/wind power

If you have or are considering a solar or other power generation system at your home or business, you can offset your power costs by producing energy and selling any excess power generated to Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy (PRIME).

With PRIME you can earn substantially more for every kilowatt hour you provide back to the grid, compared to the net energy rates offered by Southern California Edison (SCE). Currently, Prime Partner reimbursement rate is 100% higher than SCE’s current Net Energy Metering rate.

With Prime Partner, you’ll receive an energy credit for the power your system provides to the grid. At the close of each month, we’ll tally the amount of grid energy you’ve consumed and contributed. If what you’ve contributed is more than what you’ve consumed, we’ll issue a credit. If you’ve used more than you’ve contributed, you’ll be debited. Each September, on the true up date, the kilowatt usage is evaluated, and if your energy production exceeds your energy consumption, a rebate is issued based on $0.06 per kWh. If we owe you more than $100 we’ll cut you a check. Otherwise, the credit balance will just roll over to next year. Simple as that.


How to Enroll

If you already enjoy the benefits of Net Energy Metering with SCE, you do not have to do anything. Your account will automatically be enrolled in Prime Partner when it transitions to PRIME.

If you are contemplating installing on-site solar, wind or other self-generation, your system installer can guide you on how to sign up for Net Energy Metering through SCE.  You may also refer to the California Public Utilities Commission Solar Consumer Protection Guide to know your consumer rights, consider questions you should ask your solar contractor, and provides a roadmap for rooftop solar.

For a list of qualified installers, visit Once you’re signed up through SCE, you will automatically be enrolled in Prime Partner.

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"Bay Cities is always looking for ways to lower operational costs, and utilizing green energy sources is a great way to help the environment and decrease overhead.  I am glad the City is starting PRIME, which will save businesses money."

Brett Kirkpatrick COO

Bay Cities