What is net metering and net billing?

The concept of net metering programs is to allow utility customers to generate their own electricity from renewable resources, such as small wind turbines and rooftop solar systems. The customers send excess electricity back to the utility when their wind system, for example, produces more power than needed. Customers can also get power from the utility when their wind system doesn’t produce enough power. In effect, net metering allows the interconnected customer to use the electrical grid as a storage battery. This helps customers get higher (retail) value for more of their self-generated electricity.

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  • Dianne Stephens
    commented 2016-09-15 06:31:47 -0500
    I am working on the report for http://thetermpapers.net/ about the concept of net metering and as far as I understood it’s completely safe for customers to generate their own electricity with a small wind turbine and moreover this approach is completely environment friendly (cause energy resource is wind and of course renewable). Just decided to specify this moment.