In an effort to preserve the environment, some of our customers are considering generating their own electricity using "green" (or renewable) resources, such as solar and wind. In the electric industry, this is known as Net Energy Metering.
We offer its customers Green Power Connection. This enables customers to install renewable-powered generators.
A customer who successfully completes the application process will receive a net energy capable meter.
On days when the customer produces more energy than they need, their electric meter runs in reverse, reflecting the energy they're sending back to the regional power grid. In cases when they need to draw energy from the grid, their meter runs forward as it normally would.
Your monthly bill will include the standard customer charges. However, in the energy supply portion of the bill, they will be charged for the "net" amount of energy used. That means we first subtract the kilowatt-hours of electricity produced from the amount the customer used - resulting in lower energy costs.
Net energy meter customers have separate electric generating systems at their premises and are at the forefront of a wave of change involving the energy industry. Because the utility does not specifically measure the energy produced on-site by the customer's generation system, the net energy meter customer cannot see the full extent of their energy consumption through our online tool, My Account. We are currently working on a solution to benefit these customers.
Customers who install renewable energy sources must first submit an application and receive utility approval to link their system to ours. This is done to ensure safety and compatibility with our electrical system. If you're interested in generating your own electricity, here is some general information: