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Net metering is a billing arrangement between electricity providers and their customers that can help to reduce their electricity bills.
Under net metering, customers can use renewable energy systems such as solar panels or wind turbines to generate their own electricity while connected to the electricity grid.
Net meters are used to measure the difference between consumed energy supplied from the grid (delivered energy) and generated energy sent to the grid (received energy).
If received energy exceeds delivered energy, the excess generated energy is sent to the grid in exchange for credits (in kilowatt-hours) toward electricity costs.
Have questions or concerns?
Net metering programs and rates vary by province and territory. For more information, contact your utility or local electricity distribution company.
If you think a net meter is not measuring accurately, try to resolve the issue by speaking with your utility or local electricity distribution company. If you still have concerns, you can contact us.