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What is Self-Generation/Net Metering?

This rate option allows eligible self-generators to feed their surplus power into the Hydro-Québec grid in exchange for credits in kilowatthours. These credits are applied to the self-generator's electricity bill. Inversely, if customers do not generate enough power for their needs, they can draw electricity from the grid and benefit from the reliability of Hydro-Québec's power supply.

In addition to sending an electricity bill, payable by the due date, Hydro-Québec sends its self-generation/net metering customers a statement with a detailed breakdown of the electricity they have consumed.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for Hydro-Québec's Self-Generation/Net Metering program you must be able to meet your own electricity needs from a renewable energy source and meet the following requirements:

  • Residential or agricultural customers (Rate D or DM, without billed power demand*)
  • Small-power business customers (Rate G, without billed power demand*)

*Less than 50 kW
These customers must operate their own generating equipment, located on the same premises as the delivery point specified on their electricity service contract.

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To qualify your Solar Install must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be installed on an eligible dwelling
  • Installed from March 17th, 2016 to October 1st, 2017
  • The Install must be done by a qualified installer
  • The Install must exceed $2,500, up to a maximum tax credit of $10,000

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