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Solar Net Metering in BC

BC Hydro's net metering program is designed for residential and commercial customers who wish to connect a small PV electricity system to the BC Hydro distribution system. Generating units up to 50 kW in capacity are eligible to participate in the program.


How net metering works: generation and consumption

As a net metering customer, when you generate more electricity than you consume, you receive a credit to your account that is applied against your future consumption. At your anniversary date, if you have an excess generation credit remaining on your account, BC Hydro may make a one-time payout at the published rate of 9.99 cents per kWh.


Are you eligible for Net Metering?

To participate in BC Hydro's Net Metering program, your PV System must comply with the following key requirements:

Interested in learning more about using solar to offset your home's energy consumption? Read some Frequently Asked Questions about Grid-Tie and residential solar.


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