Net Metering (Ontario, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Ontario|
|Name||Net Metering (Ontario, Canada)|
|Policy Category||Financial Incentive|
|Policy Type||Net Metering|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Hydroelectric (Small), Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure|
|Applicable Jurisdiction||Ontario, Canada|
|Information Source||Hydro One: http://www.hydroone.com/Generators/Pages/NetMetering.aspx|
Ontario's net metering regulation allows you to send electricity generated from renewable sources to the electrical grid for a credit toward your energy costs. Here's how it works. Your utility will subtract the value of electricity you supply to the grid from the value of what you take from the grid. What you'll see on your bill is the "net" difference between those two amounts. Net metering means you no longer need to purchase expensive batteries or a backup generator - or factor those costs into the price of installing a renewable energy generation system. If you supply power that is worth more than what you take from the grid over the billing period, you'll receive a credit that can help lower future energy bills. The more electricity you produce, the greater your savings.
Net metering is available to any Ontario customer who generates electricity primarily for their own use from a renewable source (wind, water, solar or agricultural biomass), using equipment of maximum cumulative output up to 500 kilowatts in size.
|Department||Government of Ontario, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD ACT, 1998, ONTARIO REGULATION 541/05|