Before you start:
- We MUST assess your project. Interconnection costs can be expensive. Before signing a contract or buying equipment, get your study results.
- Interconnection costs: Costs can range anywhere from $500 to $100,000 - even into the millions. Have these details before making any decisions.
- Requirements: SaskPower and Gas and Electrical Inspections are 2 separate groups. You'll need to submit both:
- An Interconnection Service Request with us
- Permits with Gas and Electrical Inspections for plan approvals
Make your own power and use it to lower your power bill.
If you make more power than you can use, your credit will carry over to the next month's bill. It's important to size your system appropriately, as credits can only be applied against your energy charge and will not be paid out.
Your Energy Options
Is Net Metering Right for You?
If you’re considering Net Metering to save money on your power bill, start by:
- Making your home energy efficient. This will help reduce the size of the system you need and allow you to get the best bang for your buck!
- Understanding your energy consumption. This will help you figure out the size of the system you would need. Track your monthly power use by signing up for an online account.
- Researching your options. There's a lot of good information online that can help you understand if it makes sense for you.
- Figuring out the size and cost of a system. Talk to a few suppliers to get quotes.
Customers choose to create their own power for many reasons. Whether you’re looking at renewable power for your home, business or farm, cost is a factor. For easy reference, here are some average costs and payback periods for solar generation.
How it Works
Your project can be up to 100 kW (dc). When building your system, think about the right size to match your energy consumption. Credits earned can only be used to offset your energy charge and can't be taken in cash.
To hook up to our system, you must review:
- Generation Interconnection Requirements at Voltage 34.5 kV and Below
- Distribution Generation Interconnection Requirements - Addendum 2020
This will help prevent any delays when approving your project.
Interconnection Study Fee (non-refundable)
$315 (GST included)
Electrical Permits and Inspection
You’re responsible for all costs linked to connecting your project to the SaskPower grid. This includes costs starting at $498.75 (GST included) for the bi-directional meter.
If you have a larger system, your main power service and/or SaskPower's transformer size may need to increase. You'd be responsible for all these costs. These can cost thousands of dollars. Please wait until the interconnection assessment is finished before committing to your project.
You're responsible for all costs associated with buying and installing your system. This includes:
Price per kWh
Any excess power you use and provide back onto the power grid is priced at 7.5 cents per kWh. That’s the average cost that SaskPower pays for its power.
Keep in mind that when you’re using the power your system produces, you’re using it at your standard retail rate (what we typically charge customers for power -- e.g. for residential customers it would be around 14 cents). It’s only when you’re generating extra power beyond what you can use that it’s priced at 7.5 cents.
You can carry forward any unused credits on your bill until you move or close your account. Please note: the credits are non-refundable and will not be paid out.
Ready to Get Started?