Net Metering and Grid-Tie Solar by Province (A-Z)

All provinces and Territories in Canada offer a net metering / grid-tie power buy-back program. This means that if you generate your own electricity using renewable energy, you can feed your excess energy into the grid in exchange for credits that can be put towards your energy bills. 

Alberta

  • Alberta Micro-generation

Micro-generation refers to home owners and small businesses using renewable or alternative energy, such as a grid-tied solar photovoltaic system, to meet their energy needs. The Micro-generation regulation states any excess electricity not consumed by a micro-generator is sent back into the grid and in-turn a credit is received. http://www.auc.ab.ca/regulatory_documents/Reference/MicrogenerationNoticeSubmissionGuidelines.pdf

British Columbia

  • BC Hydro Net Metering Program

Our net metering program is designed for those who generate electricity for their own use. When you generate more than you need, you sell it to us. When you don’t generate enough to meet your needs, you buy it from us.
When you sell to us, you get a bill credit towards your future electricity use. If you still have an excess credit at your anniversary date of joining the program, we’ll pay you for the electricity at the rate of 9.99 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh). It’s that simple.
https://www.bchydro.com/work-with-us/selling-clean-energy/net-metering.html?WT.mc_id=rd_netmetering

  • Fortis Net Metering Program

If you want to generate your own renewable energy so you can reduce your electricity bill, you can join our Net Metering Program. Net metering customers use a bidirectional meter to record electricity flowing to and from their home or business, and they receive a credit on their bill for the energy they produce.
https://www.fortisbc.com/services/electricity-services/generating-your-own-electricity/net-metering

 Manitoba

  • Customer Owned Generation

Manitoba Hydro supports non-utility electricity generators by allowing them to connect their systems to the local grid. Customers with generators at a capacity of 200 kW or less can sell excess electricity back to the grid for $0.03253/kWh (this price is valid April 1, 2018 through to March 31, 2019). Any customers generating electricity with a generator at a capacity greater than 200 kW will have to negotiate a price through a Power Purchase Agreement with Manitoba Hydro.
https://www.hydro.mb.ca/accounts_and_services/generating_your_own_electricity/index.shtml

New Brunswick

  • NB Power Net Metering Program

This program gives NB power customers with renewable energy generation such as solar photovoltaics the ability to connect to their local distribution system. This means customers have access to energy in the event their system does not generate enough; additionally, excess energy is sent back into the distribution system and results in a lower energy bill. https://www.nbpower.com/en/products-services/net-metering/

Nova Scotia

  • Enhanced Net Metering

This program allows Nova Scotians to install renewable energy generators for either a home or business and connect it to their local grid. When generation exceeds household or business energy consumption it will be sent into the grid and you are eligible for a credit towards your regular energy bill. Much like other net metering programs you are also able to consume energy from your local grid when required.
https://www.nspower.ca/en/home/for-my-home/make-your-own-energy/enhanced-net-metering/default.aspx

Northwest Territories

  • Net Metering

This net metering program allows Northwest Territories Power Corporation customers to connect their own renewable energy generators into the local grid. Customers who produce excess energy can send it back into the grid and in turn accumulate energy credits to put towards their monthly energy bill when consumption exceeds the amount of energy they are generating.
https://www.ntpc.com/customer-service/net-billing

Ontario

  • Net Metering

Net Metering is available to any Hydro One customer in Ontario who is producing energy from a renewable source for their own use. This program allows customers to send excess energy back into the distribution system in exchange for credits that can be used to offset the cost of their electricity bill. Excess credits can be carried forward for a consecutive of 12 months. https://www.hydroone.com/business-services/generators/net-metering

Prince Edward Island

  • Net Metering

Maritime Electric offers net metering to all customers using small renewable generators up to 100 Kw in size. Energy supply is monitored through “in” and “out” meters and Maritime Electric will credit customers monthly for all energy through the “out” meter at the same price per kWh energy was supplied through the “in” meter. https://www.maritimeelectric.com/services/articles/net-metering/

Quebec

  • Hydro-Quebec Net Metering

Hydro-Quebec offers net metering to all customers generating their own energy, referred to as ‘customer generators’. Like most net metering programs Hydro-Quebec allows customer generators to feed their excess energy into the grid in exchange for credits that can be put towards their energy bills; additionally, customers can draw energy from the grid in the event their power generation falls short.
http://www.hydroquebec.com/residential/customer-space/account-and-billing/understanding-bill/residential-rates/net-metering-option.html

Saskatchewan

  • Net Metering Program

SaskPower offers net metering to all customers who generate energy independently with renewable technology. You receive credit for any excess energy you put back into the grid at the same rate you purchase energy when generation isn’t enough to suffice your consumption.
*SaskPower also offers a one-time rebate until November 30, 2018 of 20 percent of your equipment costs to a maximum of $20,000.
https://www.saskpower.com/our-power-future/powering-2030/generating-power-as-an-individual/using-the-power-you-make/net-metering-program

Nunavut

  • Net Metering Program

Qulliq Energy Corporation offers net metering to all customers who generate energy using renewable technologies that do not exceed 10 kilowatts of capacity. QEC allows customers to feed their excess energy into the grid in exchange for credits that can be put towards their energy bills; additionally, customers can draw energy from the grid in the event their power generation falls short.
https://www.qec.nu.ca/customer-care/net-metering-program

Yukon

·         Micro-generation Program

Yukon’s micro-generation program is offered to residential, general service and industrial utility customers with small-scale electricity generators. Any surplus energy generated can be put back into the local grid for an annual reimbursement at the following rates: $0.21 per kWh for Yukon’s Integrated (Hydro) System and $0.30 per kWh for communities powered by diesel.
http://www.energy.gov.yk.ca/microgeneration.html

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