L’énergie solaire et la facturation nette

La garantie de faibles prix de l’électricité
Stabilisez vos factures d’électricité en achetant de l’énergie propre produite par un système solaire installé sur votre propriété. Le système, installé par la Coopérative d’énergie renouvelable d’Ottawa, qui en détient la propriété, permet de bloquer les prix pendant 30 ans.

Qu’est-ce que la facturation nette?

En Ontario, la facturation nette est mise en place par la société de distribution locale (c.-à-d., Hydro Ottawa ou Hydro One). Ce système permet à une propriété de produire et d’autoconsommer de l’électricité. Toute forme de production d’électricité renouvelable raccordée à un réseau peut faire l’objet d’une facturation nette. Lire plus.

Votre propriété fait-elle l’affaire?

Tout client commercial ou institutionnel doté d’un espace (sur le toit ou au sol) pour produire de l’énergie solaire et ayant une demande en électricité en été devrait s’intéresser de près à la facturation nette.

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Hydro Ottawa autorise un client qui participe au programme de facturation nette à produire de l’électricité pour sa consommation propre à partir d’une source d’énergie renouvelable, qu’elle soit éolienne, hydraulique, solaire ou encore issue de biogaz ou de la biomasse. Les batteries peuvent être concernées dans certains cas. Aucune limite de taille n’est imposée à l’installation de production. Les crédits sont accumulés : on attribue à chaque kWh généré un montant monétaire, qui varie selon la catégorie de facturation du client et le moment auquel l’électricité est produite. Ces crédits servent ensuite à compenser une partie du coût de la facture d’énergie, en excluant les frais liés à la livraison ou à la demande et les frais fixes. Les crédits excédentaires peuvent être reportés à l’année suivante.

Les frais d’Hydro Ottawa pour établir un compte de facturation nette comprennent le coût du nouveau compteur, les frais d’ouverture du compte, les frais mensuels fixes de 18 $ et, dans certains cas, des frais administratifs.

Facturation nette

Qu’est-ce que la facturation nette?

Net metering allows you to install solar panels on your roof or property for your self-consumption. It is the next step in the evolution of Ontario’s solar market.

Electricity generated by a solar array is used by the property its built on. It allows consumers to produce power; for their own consumption. During the summer, when an array produces more power than the property uses, the excess power is sent to grid, and in return the property receives credits based on the value of that electricity. These credits can then be used at night or during the winter when days are shorter.

What is the cost of the solar system?

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative can finance the project through investments from its members. To date, we have financed 17 projects (as part of the Feed-in Tariff program) in Eastern Ontario entirely through member investment.

How long can generation credits be kept for?

Generation credits must be used within 11 months from when they are generated.

What is the minimum roof or property size for net metering?

The minimum space required for the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative to finance a solar array is 10,000 square feet.

Who are ideal clients for net-metered installations?

Institutional buildings, where ownership is not likely to change over the course of the 20-year power purchase agreement. These are properties like community centres, museums, government buildings, schools, and churches. Ideally, these institutions have a significant energy demand in the summer months, when solar energy production is at its peak.

What kind of contract is involved in net metering?

Net metered solar projects can be installed, owned and operated by a third party, in this case the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative. The electricity is then sold to you, the property owner, through a 20- or 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

What would I save on my monthly bill?

This varies from property to property, however, our modelling shows an average cost saving of 7-15% per year. Cost savings are divided with the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative. We use our portion of these cost savings to pay back our investors.

Will this impact my fixed or demand charges?

Net metering credits can only be applied to the per-kilowatt-hour charge on your bill, unless peak occurs when the sun is shining. The only costs you will incur as a property owner are a setup charge (), a monthly service charge (/month) and, in some circumstances, an administration charge.

What are the risks associated with installation?

The Co-operative takes on the risks of installation, including insurance. Furthermore, the Co-operative installs panels at a 10ᵒ slope, so roof-penetrating anchors are not required. Panels will be weighed down to ensure safety.

With that said, your roof should be in good condition before array. The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative will perform an assessment to determine the viability of your roof for a solar array.

Would this reduce my carbon footprint?

Yes! While you are not able to claim the renewable carbon certificates (RECs), our modelling shows a reduction of over 25 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year. This amounts to a reduction of over 500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over the lifetime of the contract.

Where do you get your solar panels from?

We purchase our panels from Canadian Solar. Their headquarters are in Guelph, and they produce their panels in Canada and China.

Could this be installed on a residential home?

Installing solar panels on residential homes is not cost-effective for the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative. We do encourage residents of Eastern Ontario to become members of the Co-operative, and to invest in net metered projects. Learn more.

How do we get started?

You will need to provide us with recent data of your energy consumption – ideally, hourly utility data for the most recent full year. If you don’t have that, we can also work off of your Hydro Ottawa bills.

Is this part of the FIT program?

No. The Feed-In Tariff program is in the process of wrapping up. Net metering is separate from the Feed-In Tariff program. This is the next step in Ontario’s energy transition.