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Net Metering Option for a Rate G customer-generator

A customer-generator is a Hydro-Québec customer who owns an on-site generation system and uses it meet some or all of their electricity needs.

The Net Metering Option allows you to inject the surplus power you produce into the Hydro-Québec grid. If the power you generate is not enough to meet your needs, you can draw power from the Hydro-Québec grid and enjoy reliable, high-quality service.

Your electricity bill will show your consumption in kilowatthours, along with a detailed calculation of how much electricity was supplied by Hydro-Québec and how much you injected into the grid.

Managing your surplus bank

Under the Net Metering Option, if you feed more power into the grid than you draw out, the surplus is put into a bank in the form of credits.

These credits cannot be exchanged for money or transferred to another electrical service contract. They will expire after a certain period of time.

Your surplus bank will be initially reset to zero at the start of the consumption period beginning on or after March 31 following your initial sign-up. After that, it will be reset to zero every 24 months. In other words, you have two years to use your credits, apart from those accumulated during the first months.

You may make arrangements with Hydro-Québec for a later reset date, as long as it falls within the 24 months following your sign-up. Your bank will then be reset to zero at the start of the consumption period beginning the selected date, and every 24 months thereafter. Since the first reset is scheduled for March 31 after you sign up for this option, be sure to contact us before then.

Example

Consumption period 1

Electricity supplied by Hydro-Québec 1,300 kWh
Electricity injected into Hydro-Québec grid - 300 kWh
Electricity billed 1,000 kWh

Consumption period 2

Electricity supplied by Hydro-Québec 800 kWh
Electricity injected into Hydro-Québec grid - 1,000 kWh
Electricity billed 0 kWh
Electricity credited and applied to balance of future bill - 200 kWh

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