Saskatchewan residents and businesses can generate their own power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money.
SaskPower's net metering program provides its customers with the opportunity to generate up to 100 kilowatts of power, using an eligible energy resource, to offset their own power use. Net metering is also available to Saskatoon Light and Power and Swift Current Light and Power customers. Net metering complements Saskatchewan's Prairie Resilience climate change strategy by helping to increase the amount of renewable energy generated in the province and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The provincial government's net metering rebate program which offered a one-time rebate equivalent to cover part of the cost of equipment and installation of renewable energy generation systems has ended.
With the relaunch of the Net Metering program on November 1, 2019, there will no longer be a Government of Saskatchewan rebate on capital equipment and installations across the province. However, the Ministry of Environment will continue to honour the rebate for those projects approved under the previous net metering programs. Those projects will have one year to make an application for the rebate.
Applicants who had been accepted into the SaskPower, Saskatoon Light and Power, and Swift Current Light and Power net metering programs will have until November 1, 2020, to submit applications for rebates on installed net metering projects. The rebate is calculated at $0.61 per watt of installed generating capacity, which is equivalent to 20 per cent of the average purchase and installation cost of systems installed in the past year.
How to Apply for your Rebate:
Please use the Ministry of Environment rebate application form. Please submit copies of your net metering program approval letter, including copies of the receipts for purchase and installation of the generation system, and final inspection of the system.
Rebate applicants should expect a six-week processing period for complete applications. Direct deposit is an option for those who want to expedite their rebate payment.
Rebate applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2020.
Applications received after November 1, 2020, will not be eligible for a rebate.
Contact email@example.com for information about your approved project rebate.
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