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Net Metering

Provided below are examples of how net metering works. 

 


Scenario 1: Your renewable energy system is online and producing enough energy to power all the loads in your home and send excess energy back through the meter onto SMPA’s power lines. Energy is flowing from your system to your home and onto SMPA's power lines.


 


Scenario 2: Your renewable energy system is offline. All energy being used to power the loads in your home is coming from SMPA. Energy is flowing only from SMPA's power lines to your home.


 


Scenario 3: Your renewable energy system is online, but is not producing enough energy to power all the loads in your home. You are using all the energy your system is producing and some energy from SMPA. Energy is flowing from your system to your home and from SMPA's power lines to your home.

 

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