Net Metering

Net Metering Infographic - Final

Net metering is a billing mechanism that allows owners of solar systems to obtain credit for the electricity they produce and return to the grid.   There are several types of net metering programs available and they vary by utility provider, examples include.

MONTHLY NET METERING WITH WHOLESALE SURPLUS GENERATION CREDIT

Energy exported into the grid is credited at the retail energy rate up until the point where all energy costs have been offset for the month. If there is a net energy export for the month, the net energy exported will be paid at the wholesale energy rate. If there is no net energy export for the month, no credits will be given.

 

ANNUAL NET METERING WITH WHOLESALE SURPLUS GENERATION CREDIT

Energy exported into the grid is credited at the retail energy rate up until the point where all energy costs have been offset for the year. If there is a net energy export for the year, the net energy exported will be paid at the wholesale energy rate. If there is no net energy export for the year, no credits will be given.

 

MONTHLY NET METERING WITH NON-BYPASSABLE CHARGES & WHOLESALE SURPLUS GENERATION CREDIT

Energy exported into the grid is credited at the retail energy rate minus any User specified Non-Bypassable Charges up until the point where all energy costs have been offset for the month. If there is a net energy export for the month, the net energy exported will be paid at the wholesale energy rate. If there is no net energy export for the month, no credits will be given. 

 

 

ANNUAL NET METERING WITH NON-BYPASSABLE CHARGES & WHOLESALE SURPLUS GENERATION CREDIT

Energy exported into the grid is credited at the retail energy rate minus any User specified Non-Bypassable Charges up until the point where all energy costs have been offset for the year. If there is a net energy export for the year, the net energy exported will be paid at the wholesale energy rate. If there is no net energy export for the year, no credits will be given. 

 

NO NET METERING WITH FIXED RATION FOR ALL ENERGY EXPORTED

All energy exported into the grid is paid at the specified export rate.