What is net metering?
“Net Metering” is the term used to describe how Vermonters can generate their own electricity and send what they don’t use back onto the grid. If a net metered customer uses more electricity than is generated, the customer will pay the utility only for the difference. If the system generates more electricity than the customer used in a month, Green Mountain Power records a credit towards the customer’s next bill. However, net metering is intended to allow customers to generate enough for their own use, but not to exceed their own use. Excess net metering credits that are more than one year old will expire.
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