Issue 109 ‘Treatment of domestic solar self-consumption within Settlement’
Formal title: Treatment of domestic solar self-consumption within Settlement
Many domestic customers are installing solar photovoltaics (PV) in their homes, allowing them to both consume the energy generated and export excess energy to the grid. However, the current Boundary Point Settlement metering system measures electricity Import and Export on an instantaneous basis. This means that even if a household generates and consumes equal amounts of energy over a period, they can still incur charges due to momentary imbalances between generation and consumption. As a result, customers may face higher bills and complexities in energy management. The current system also poses challenges in accurately reflecting the true energy surplus or deficit over a given settlement period.