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 50 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.
- On April 30, BC Hydro submitted its Net Metering Evaluation Report [PDF, 2.2 MB] to the BC Utilities Commission
– May 15, 2013
- On September 25, 2012, BC Hydro hosted a webinar for Net Metering customers