Enhanced Net Metering
When participating in the Net Metering Program, you can generate your own electricity while still being able to draw from our power grid when needed.
HOW IT WORKS
Nova Scotia Power customers can install a variety of renewable energy sourced generators such as a wind turbine or set of solar panels – or even a small hydro or biomass generator – to help power their home or business. If your renewable generating unit produces more energy than you use at any one time, the un-used electricity will flow onto the local grid for others to use. If you generate more electricity than you can use, these surplus kilowatt-hours (kWh) will be “banked” and applied to your next bill to offset any electricity drawn from the grid.
What is a distribution zone?
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A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER
Your renewable energy generator can be sized to meet, but not exceed your expected yearly electricity consumption up to a nameplate capacity of 100 kW*.
If you have multiple accounts with us, you’re able to use your generator to supply electricity to your other accounts as long as they are within the same geographical area known as a distribution zone. For example, while a larger wind turbine may not be feasible to use at a single home, it could potentially be used to help power multiple properties with the same account owner in a given community.
Municipalities may have their own regulations and bylaws with respect to installing renewable generators such as the siting of wind turbines or roof structure requirements for installing solar panels. Contact your specific municipality’s planning office for more specific information.