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We're happy you've decided to explore our Net Metering program. Below are some simple steps to help you research and enrol in the program:

Find out more:

Research net metering. Review the material on our website Net Metering as well as other sources to ensure that this is the best option for you.

  • Determine which source of renewable energy you will use.
  • Research potential suppliers to determine availability, costs and the amount of electricity that can be generated.
  • You are encouraged to evaluate the amount of electricity you expect to produce and the economics of the project to determine your overall cost of electricity.
  • Contact your municipality, local planning commissions, other government departments to ensure that there are no restrictions for the generation unit you want to install.

Enrol:

Once you've decided to enrol in the Net Metering program, take the following steps to apply.

  • Print and complete the application form and mail to the address provided. (You can also call our Contact Centre toll free at 1 800 663-6272 to obtain an application form by mail)
  • Include two copies of a one-line diagram of the system, site location map and manufacturer's technical specifications for the inverter.
  • Be sure to provide all required documentation with the application.

Remember:

All projects require an electrical wiring permit from a licensed electrician and must be inspected and approved by the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, Technical Inspection Services prior to connection.*

  • You will be notified by letter if your project meets NB Power's technical requirements.
  • If your project does not meet requirements, an NB Power representative will work with you to discuss what steps you must take to meet requirements.
  • Prior to installation, a net metering agreement will be signed between you and NB Power.

What happens next?

Once your project has been completed and approved, NB Power will provide and install a meter that will record both the electricity delivered to you and the electricity received from your generation unit. You will be responsible for providing a telephone line connected to the meter and for the standard connection fees. This phone line may be shared, providing arrangements can be scheduled for meter reading times.

*Equipment note: All electrical equipment shall bear a certification logo acceptable in the Province of New Brunswick. Any component of the installation that does not, including a wind turbine itself, may require a Special Inspection (SI) by a certification organization recognized in New Brunswick. We recommend that you contact the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, Technical Inspection Services for further details.

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