Lock in Low Electricity Prices with OREC

Stabilize your electricity bills by buying the clean electricity generated by a solar system on your property.  The system – installed and owned by OREC – allows for prices to be locked in for 30 years.  Solar power rates are currently competitive with grid electricity prices with predictable escalation that is much less than the grid.

What is Net Metering?

Net Metering, as defined by the province of Ontario, is implemented by the local distribution company (i.e. Hydro Ottawa or Hydro One).  It allows for the generation and self-consumption of electricity on a property.  Any form of grid-connected renewable electricity generation can be net metered.  Read more below.

Is Your Property a Good Candidate?

Any commercial or institutional customer with a space (roof or ground) for solar generation and a demand for electricity in the summer should consider net metering.

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Complete this form to have an OREC representative contact you about the opportunity to save on your electricity bills.

Roof Characteristics
SloppedFlatConcrete slab roofSouth exposure (±30°)Currently has few obstacles causing shade and for the next 30+ yearsAble to support additional weight of solar panels (at least 4 lbs/ft2)Recently resurfaced or not in need of resurfacing (for 30 years)

Building Characteristics
Building use and design not expected to change in 30+ yearsAll electrical equipment currently up to code (i.e. one single entry per PIN and no outdated vault behind the meter)Consume significant power during midday in the summer

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Current Net Metering Policy

Hydro Ottawa allows a net metering customer to generate electricity for their own use from a renewable energy source such as wind, water, solar, biogas, or biomass.  Batteries can also be part of a net metered system.  There is no size limit on the generation facility. Credits are accumulated for every kWh generated and given a dollar value based on the customer’s rate class and on when the electricity is produced.  These credits are then used to offset the electricity charge portion of a customer’s electricity bill not the delivery, fixed, or demand charges.  Excess credits can be carried forward for one year.

Hydro Ottawa fees to set up a net metering account include the cost of a new meter, an account setup charge, an $18 monthly service charge and, in some circumstances, an administration charge.

Read the complete Net Metering Report (1.4 mb PDF) produced by OREC thanks to a generous grant from the City of Ottawa.

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