Net Metering Program
Electricity generation options for homes, businesses
BC Hydro's net metering program is designed for residential and commercial customers who wish to connect a small electricity generating unit to the BC Hydro distribution system. Generating units up to 100 kW in capacity that utilize a clean or renewable resource are eligible to participate in the program.
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.
Rate Schedule 1289 – Net Metering Service is applicable to net metering customers.
November 7, 2014
Following the BC Utilities Commision’s July 25 approval [PDF, 340 KB] of BC Hydro’s application to increase from 50 to 100 kW the nameplate capacity limit of generators eligible to participate in the Net Metering program (under Tariff Rate Schedule 1289 [PDF, 592 KB]), BC Hydro has revised its technical requirements for interconnecting small generators and published the Distributed Generation Technical Interconnection Requirements 100 kW and Below [PDF, 596 KB].
BC Hydro is hosting a webinar on November 20, 2014 to clarify billing for net metering customers and provide an update on recent changes to the program.
- Please register online to participate in this webinar.