What is Net Metering?

13.05.30 Mayor Curtis & solar panels

Net Metering, also known as “Solar Power Generation”, is a system in which solar panels are connected to a public-utility power grid and surplus power is transferred onto the grid and the customers are then credited for the power generated at a rate approved by the municipal council. For example, you can view Provo’s current net metering rates here.

Provo Power is an advocate for renewable energy resources, and is even using a solar array at their administration office. Provo Power and UMPA (Utah Municipal Power Agency) are working to create programs of awareness and offer community solar options where customers can participate without the up-front capital costs. It is the goal of Provo Power to promote and use renewable resources where appropriate, but to also inform our customers of the latest trends and demands in the electric industry.

Over the next six months, Provo Power will be hosting a monthly informational meeting to share and discuss all things solar. This would be a great meeting for all existing net metering customers, customers who are interested in net metering and any solar companies that want to receive the most recent information about how solar panels work, how they connect to the electric utility and what rates net metering customers should expect to be paying.

The meetings are open to the general public and will be held on the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 6:30pm in the Provo Power Building located at 251 West 800 North on:

  • March 8th
  • April 12th
  • May 10th
  • June 14th
  • July 12th
  • August 9th

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Net Metering and the Electrical Grid
  • Net Metering Rates
  • When Solar Panels Work for you

The meeting details have been created as an event on Provo Power’s Facebook page and will be updated each month. If you have questions about the event please contact the office by calling 801-852-6886 or by email at info@provopower.org.

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  1. Keith Morgan

    Is there a way to increase the funding for the dredging project , at the Ut lake state park?
    Seems a shame to get the project started, without sufficient resources to finish the west harbor and the clean up of the south jetty relocation hazard.
    Thanks for your consideration.
    How may I serve you in this matter?

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