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Net Metering

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How Does Net Metering Work?

Net Metering allows a customer to generate their own electricity from a renewable source (solar, wind, water). Once that electricity is generated, Net Metering allows the customer to use all or some of their own generated electricity. If the customer uses less electricity than what is generated, the meter will send electricity back to Orangeville Hydro for a credit towards the next hydro bill.

To become a Net Metered customer, and before you install a renewable energy system, here are some things you will need to know.

  • Excess generation credits can be carried forward for a consecutive 12-month period to offset future electricity costs
  • Excess generation credits cannot be exchanged for monetary value
  • To qualify, the electricity generated is conveyed to the customer’s own consumption point without reliance on Orangeville Hydro’s distribution system
  • The electricity must generate from a renewable energy source (solar radiation).

Steps to Become a Net Metered Customer

  1. Contact an electrician, or representative of a Renewable Energy Technology company (solar, wind, water) to determine if Net Metering is possible
  2. Once a professional has confirmed, complete an Application Package (Application Package can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Orangeville Hydro, Attn: Engineering, 400 C Line, Orangeville, ON,L9W 3Z8)

    Application Form
    Single Line Diagram
    Site Layout
    Manufacturer’s Technical Specifications for the Inverter(s) and Solar Panels

  3. After the project is accepted, Orangeville Hydro will provide an Offer to Connect (<10kW) or an Offer to Complete a Connection Impact Assessment (>10kW) within 15 days of receiving a complete application package. The Offer will include the details regarding Orangeville Hydro’s costs associated with the project.

Please note, existing Residential Customers that switch to Net Metering can expect Orangeville Hydro’s costs to be in the range of $600-$800.

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