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:
- Have a nameplate capacity of up to 50 kW;
- Be owned by and located on the premises of a residential or commercial customer;
- Comply with the technical requirements contained in the Net Metering Interconnection Requirements, 50 kW and Below [PDF, 794 KB]. Detailed eligibility requirements can be found in Rate Schedule – 1289 Net Metering Service [PDF, 282 KB].