NL Hydro says the province’s two major utilities expect to file applications to the Public Utilities Board on net metering before the end of the year.
Hydro was responding to recent concerns raised by both the provincial government and the Newfoundland Environmental Industries Association on a delay in implementing net metering, despite the fact that a policy has been in place since last year.
The provincial government says it is disappointed with the length of time it has taken to get net metering implemented.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the only jurisdiction in the country that does not have net metering, which allows people or businesses to generate their own power and sell it back to the grid.
The PUB must develop the regulatory process to allow input from the public and to ensure that the program is appropriate for all ratepayers.
The province has had a policy in place since July of last year, and has met with both Newfoundland Power and NL Hydro to express concern and urge them to move forward as quickly as possible to submit a program to the PUB.