Net Meter Service

Net Metering

Net Metering is a program whereby customers can offset their electric power purchase costs from Nelson Hydro with their own solar electric generation. 

Nelson Hydro supports Net Metering up to 25kW.  Here are the steps to get connected:

  1. Complete the Application for Net Metering and return it to Nelson Hydro at
    • You will need your Legal Description, your PID, the technical specifications of your unit, as well as the name and contact information of your electrical contractor.
    • Nelson Hydro will contact you with any questions they have about your service or project.
  2. Download and read the Interconnection Requirements for Small Net Metering Distributed Generators and then send it to your electrical contractor for review.
  3. Download and sign the Interconnection Agreement. The applicant (customer), the electrical contractor (hired by the customer), and Nelson Hydro must all sign this agreement. Return the signed form to
  4. Nelson Hydro schedules the work.
  5. Nelson Hydro installs a bi-directional meter.
  6. Customer receives their first bill.

Net Meter Process Flow

What Type of Meter is Needed?

Net Metering uses a bi-directional meter to measure how much electricity is coming into the meter and how much customer generation is coming out of the meter. Please click here for more information on bi-directional meters. 

Have More Questions?

Read our Frequently Asked Questions here.