Net Metering

Before you start:

  • We MUST assess your project. Interconnection costs can be expensive. Before signing a contract or buying equipment, get your study results.
  • Interconnection costs: Costs can range anywhere from $500 to $100,000 - even into the millions. Have these details before making any decisions.
  • Requirements: SaskPower and Gas and Electrical Inspections are 2 separate groups. You'll need to submit both:
    • An Interconnection Service Request with us
    • Permits with Gas and Electrical Inspections for plan approvals

Make your own power and use it to lower your power bill.

If you make more power than you can use, your credit will carry over to the next month's bill. It's important to size your system appropriately, as credits can only be applied against your energy charge and will not be paid out.

Your Energy Options

 

Is Net Metering Right for You?

If you’re considering Net Metering to save money on your power bill, start by:

  1. Making your home energy efficient. This will help reduce the size of the system you need and allow you to get the best bang for your buck!
  2. Understanding your energy consumption. This will help you figure out the size of the system you would need. Track your monthly power use by signing up for an online account.
  3. Researching your options. There's a lot of good information online that can help you understand if it makes sense for you.
  4. Figuring out the size and cost of a system. Talk to a few suppliers to get quotes.

Customers choose to create their own power for many reasons. Whether you’re looking at renewable power for your home, business or farm, cost is a factor. For easy reference, here are some average costs and payback periods for solar generation.

Net Metering Typicial Costs and Payback

How it Works

You can learn more about the program by reviewing the User Guide and Terms and Conditions.

System Size

Your project can be up to 100 kW (dc). When building your system, think about the right size to match your energy consumption. Credits earned can only be used to offset your energy charge and can't be taken in cash.

Interconnection Requirements

To hook up to our system, you must review:

This will help prevent any delays when approving your project.

Program Costs

Type Cost
Program Costs

Interconnection Study Fee (non-refundable)

$315 (GST included)

Electrical Permits and Inspection

You must:

  1. Get an electrical permit before starting your project
  2. Submit plans on how you’ll install your net metering project

Interconnection Costs

You’re responsible for all costs linked to connecting your project to the SaskPower grid. This includes costs starting at $498.75 (GST included) for the bi-directional meter.

You can find all costs in your Quote Letter. If you have a 120/208V single phase service, please check with us before starting your project. Modifications will be required and there will be extra costs to connect.

If you have a larger system, your main power service and/or SaskPower's transformer size may need to increase. You'd be responsible for all these costs. These can cost thousands of dollars. Please wait until the interconnection assessment is finished before committing to your project.

System Costs

You're responsible for all costs associated with buying and installing your system. This includes:

  • equipment
  • contractor/electrician costs
  • etc.

Price per kWh

Any excess power you use and provide back onto the power grid is priced at 7.5 cents per kWh. That’s the average cost that SaskPower pays for its power.

Keep in mind that when you’re using the power your system produces, you’re using it at your standard retail rate (what we typically charge customers for power -- e.g. for residential customers it would be around 14 cents). It’s only when you’re generating extra power beyond what you can use that it’s priced at 7.5 cents.

You can carry forward any unused credits on your bill until you move or close your account. Please note: the credits are non-refundable and will not be paid out.

Ready to Get Started?

1

Read the user guide for details

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2

Apply for the program now

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