Maritime Electric - Net Metering (Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Place|| Prince Edward Island, Canada
|Applies to Utility|| Maritime Electric
|Name||Maritime Electric - Net Metering (Prince Edward Island, Canada)|
|Policy Category||Financial Incentive|
|Policy Type||Net Metering|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Concentrating Solar Power, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy|
|Implementing Sector|| Utility
|Start Date|| 12/2005
|Program Administrator||Maritime Electric|
|Applicable Jurisdiction|| All of Prince Edward Island
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
|Information Source|| Prince Edward Island Renewable Energy Act: http://www.gov.pe.ca/law/statutes/pdf/R-12-1.pdf
Maritime Electric Net Metering brochure: http://www.maritimeelectric.com/documents/environment/Net_Metering_Brochure.pdf
In December 2005 The Renewable Energy Act and associated Regulations came into effect. A Government policy objective incorporated in the Act was the introduction of net metering for small capacity renewable energy generators up to 100 kW in size.
Net Metering service is available to all MECL customers who are served from the distribution system and are billed under one of the metered service rates, and who install a renewable energy generator of less than 100 kW capacity, which meets the requirements of the Renewable Energy Act. For an account to be eligible for Net Metering service, the customer’s renewable energy generator must be connected on the customer’s side of the meter. Net Metering is not applicable for un-metered services.
The utility is required to compensate the customer for kWh supplied to its system at the same cents per kWh rate that it charges for kWh delivered to the customer. For a Residential customer this rate is approximately 12 cents per kWh. The utility is required to pay for the extra costs associated with the customer having two meters.
|Address||Island Customer Service Centre|
|Address 2||180 Kent St.|
|Zip/Postal Code||C1A 7N2|