Solar-powered households consume energy generated from the solar array first, before accessing the grid. As a result, fees associated with grid-supplied electricity are expected to be lower where the array is performing as expected.
Nearly all Alberta homes are connected to the grid as grid-supplied electricity is necessary during the evenings or on days with little to no sun. As such, other charges such as Transmission and Distribution, applicable taxes and similar fees still apply, though are typically lower than for homes without a solar power system.
After installing solar, a bill will change primarily on four lines:
Rate Riders, Local Access Fee and Administration Charge are not impacted by micro-generation.
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Solar is a great choice for those whose homes meet a simple list of criteria. The following checklist can help determine if solar is right for you:
If you believe solar could work for you, complete our contact form and ENMAX Energy can connect you with a qualified solar installer.
General solar system, micro-generation credit and billing questions:
1-877-571-7111 (Outside Alberta)
Current ENMAX solar lease customers:
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ENMAX Power meter exchanges or general metering inquiries:
Customers are free to purchase natural gas services or electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).