Net Metering (New Brunswick, Canada)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place New Brunswick

Applies to Utility NB Power

Name Net Metering (New Brunswick, Canada)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Net Metering
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Concentrating Solar Power, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector Utility

Program Administrator NB Power
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction New Brunswick, Canada

Last Review 2014-09-16

Information Source


The NB Power Net Metering program provides customers with the option to connect their own environmentally sustainable generation unit to NB Power's distribution system. The program allows customers to generate their own electricity to offset their consumption, while still remaining connected to NB Power's distribution system – so they can meet their electricity demands when their generation unit cannot.

In order to qualify for the program, the generation units must:

- meet NB Power technical requirements - not exceed 100 kW - come from renewable energy sources compatible with Environment Canada's Environmental Choice Program ( EcoLogo TM) standards such as alternative use, biogas, biomass, solar, small hydro or wind - use approved equipment – certified by an organization recognized in the Province of New Brunswick - have an Electrical Wiring Permit from a licensed electrician, and inspection and approval by the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, Technical Inspection Services prior to connection

Note: For off-grid or stand-alone projects, contact New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, Technical Inspection Services .

A special type of meter or “net meter” is installed to replace your existing meter. This meter provides readings for both your electricity consumption from NB Power, and the excess electricity you send back to the NB Power distribution system. NB Power then bills you for the difference or ‘net' amount of electricity used. Credits cannot be carried forward beyond March of each year. At that time, any remaining credit not used will be reduced to zero.

A net metering agreement must be signed prior to the installation of the net meter.

Policy Contact

Department NB Power
Division Net Metering Program

Phone 1 800 663-6272