Net Metering

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Take control of your hydro costs by feeding power back to the grid. 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 is how it works:

Your utility will subtract the value of electricity you supply to the grid from the amount you take from the grid. Your bill will show the “net” difference between the two amounts. If more energy is produced than used in one billing cycle then a credit will be applied to your next bill for up to 12 months. Your bill will include only your distributor’s fixed monthly customer charge.

Key Benefits of Net Metering:

  • Reduces your costs not only on the actual energy you consume but also on the delivery, regulatory, debt retirement charges and HST
  • The program trades kWh’s used against kWh’s generated
  • Panels can be mounted on a roof, on the ground, or on pole mount
  • If you are a business you can go big with up to 500kW on one net metering account
  • Different renewable energy sources can be used for net metering including solar, wind, water and agricultural biomass
  • Net Metering can also be used as a backup system with the addition of batteries.
  • Eliminates the use of a noisy fossil fuel burning generator
  • Choose when to use the grid and take advantage of off peak pricing

Net Metering is a program that you can take full advatage of immediately. Allow us to complete the application for you.

Additional Features

Battery Backup

  • Provides electricity to your home in the event of a power failure
  • Eliminates the use of a noisy fossil fuel burning generator
  • Choose when to use the grid

Beat the Peak

  • Take advantage of time of use pricing
  • Uses the grid at off peak rates to charge battery bank
  • Uses battery power during high peak pricing

For more information, contact us today at Greenside Electric and start saving your money. You can also read more about net metering by downloading the Ontario government brochure, “Net Metering in Ontario”.