Net Metering & Micro-FIT Programs
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Thinking of using a renewable "green" energy technology to generate your own electricity and reduce your monthly costs? Net metering might be the ideal solution for you.
Net Metering program is available to any Hydro One customer who generates electricity primarily for their own use from a renewable energy source solar using equipment with a total nameplate rating of 500 kW or less.
Net metering allows you to send electricity generated from Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) to Hydro One's distribution system for a credit towards your electricity costs. Excess generation credits can be carried forward for up to 11 months, including the 11th month, to offset future electricity costs. Information on connecting micro generation (up to 10 kW) to Hydro One's system is available.
Renewable Energy Solutions ... Made Easy!
As a homeowner you have the opportunity to make money from a small renewable
electricity generation project on your property. Rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV)
projects are expected to be the most common microFIT project in renewable
Here's how microFIT projects work:
- If you are a homeowner, you can invest in a "micro scale" solar
PV project that generates 10 kW or less of electricity. The microFIT program
is a stream of the IESO's Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program
for renewable energy in Ontario.
- After your rooftop or ground mounted panels are installed you will begin to
produce electricity through the PV panels which feed the Province's
electricity grid. In exchange, you will receive a fixed price for the full
term of your contract, usually 20 years long, with microFIT
- You have control over your own project and you receive payments directly for
the electricity produced.
- In addition to earning additional income, you have the opportunity to generate
electricity through a renewable source, which contributes to a healthier
environment. You can be part of Ontario's green movement, which is the
largest climate change initiative in Canada.
How do I get started?
That's simple, call Eco Alternative Energy and
our staff will help you through the process of starting your renewable project.
You can reach us today at:
Sharbot Lake: 866-976-3749
For more information about this program, visit IESO's
or visit Hydro One: http://www.hydroone.com/Generators .
WHAT is Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy is energy that is generated from natural resources like the sun, wind, rain
and geothermal heat which are renewable (naturally replenished).
As time progresses and the world makes a clear commitment to shifting toward renewable energy,
volume of production for each renewable source becomes cheaper, compared to the rising costs of
Alternative sources of energy allow us to use renewable resources that are available in limitless
supplies and it allows us to preserve limited resources for future generations.
Types of Renewable Energy
Solar Power – To generate solar power, a consumer can use photovoltaic (PV) cells, which
produce electricity from sunlight. PV modules can be installed on rooftops. The sun is the most
readily available form of energy.
Bio-Energy – Bio-energy is energy available from materials derived from biological sources.
Bio-mass is any organic material, which has stored sunlight in the form of chemical energy. As a fuel
it may include wood, straw, manure and many other byproducts from a variety of agricultural processes.
Water Power – Water power is the largest source of renewable energy in which flowing water is
converted to energy to produce hydro power. An example on a larger scale is the powerful conversion of
water to hydro power in Niagara Falls. However, water power can be produced in a more simpler form,
like a small seasonal creek – as long as the flow is strong enough and steady enough to convert
the water into power.
WHEN will Ontario commit to a greener tomorrow?
In May 2009, the Government of Ontario introduced the Green Energy Act created to help Ontario phase
out coal, combat climate change and build a strong, greener economy. This act will increase and
encourage the production of energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar, bio-energy and water.
The province is pushing to phase out Ontario's single largest greenhouse gas producer –
coal-fired electricity generation – by 2014 and replace it with other sources of energy.