Statement from NS Power President & CEO Peter Gregg regarding the proposed Net Metering charge
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Statement from NS Power President & CEO Peter Gregg regarding the proposed Net Metering charge.
“This week, as part of our General Rate Application, we requested approval of a System Access Charge that would be applied to customers in our Net Metering program. These are customers who generate their own electricity at their home or business and use NSP’s power lines and infrastructure to put their excess energy on the grid or use power from the grid when they don’t produce enough.
We see a strong and fair Net Metering program as a critical part of reaching our shared goal to get Nova Scotia off coal by 2030. Today, the energy and service provided by NSP to solar customers is being subsidized by all of NSP’s other customers. Our intent in the General Rate Application is to address this fact and find a solution with the regulator that is fair for all customers.
We understand the proposed System Access Charge raises concerns for the solar industry and with some of our customers. We are listening to your concerns and plan to reach out to meet with industry leadership early next week. We will continue to support the development of more renewables in Nova Scotia while maintaining our commitment to ensuring fairness for all customers.
Reaching our shared climate goals and realizing a greener Nova Scotia will only be accomplished by working together. Our General Rate Application helps set the stage to ensure we do our part to deliver on this.”
Peter Gregg, NS Power President & CEO