Solar Prince Edward Island
What is Net Metering?
When a customer connects a small generator to the Utility’s system, a second kWh meter is installed and only one monthly service charge is applied for the two meters. One meter measures the energy that is supplied to the utility’s system during periods when the customer’s generator is producing more electricity than is being used by the customers load (“out” meter). The other meter measures the electricity that the utility delivers to the customer during times when the customer’s loads are using more electricity than the customer’s generator is producing (“in” meter). In calculating the monthly bill, the number of kWh supplied by the customer to the utility is subtracted from the number of kWh delivered by the utility to the customer. The customer still pays the monthly service charge, even if the resulting number of kWh is zero.