Distributed Energy Resources

Wind and solar power


Main Office
526 Country Squire Rd.
P.O. Box 640
Waterloo, ON
N2J 4A3

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You can help to better manage your energy costs and your electricity requirements by taking advantage of a number of programs available to those generating their own energy from renewable sources. Find out the programs available to help you get the most out of your generation:

  1. NET metering
  2. Load Displacement

Have questions? Email generation@wnhydro.com and we can help!

Net Metering

Net Metering allows you to better manage your energy costs through the installation of renewable resources. If you’re producing more renewable energy than you can use, we will take what you’ve got leftover. You’ll receive a credit or an adjustment on your monthly hydro bill for the energy exported, up to a maximum of the value of electricity consumed from our grid. 

In return, we’ll give you a credit on your bill so it can be applied to help you pay when you’re not generating as much as you have used. 

For details and eligibility requirements, see Ontario Regulation 541/05


Are you eligible? Complete these forms today. 

NET Metering Package (<10kW) Generator Form
NET Metering Package (>10kW & <500kw) Generator Form


Load Displacement 

Load displacement refers to a generation facility that’s connected on the customer side of a connection point where the output is used exclusively for your own consumption. 

It allows you to offset your consumption, and better manage your energy requirements, and cost, through generation. 

Load displacement has a number of potential advantages, including:

  • Lowered energy costs as you can charge your battery during off-peak rates and use it during peak times to help reduce your energy costs
  • Enhanced energy resiliency during outages as it serves as an alternate source of power
  • Helps mitigate impacts of rising rates as it offsets energy costs

For more information on load displacement and how we can help, email us at generation@wnhydro.com.

MicroFIT - discontinued December 2017

The MicroFIT program has been discontinued as of December 2017. New applications are no longer being accepted 

Contract Assignments Process

1. Contact the IESO

2. Waterloo North Hydro Information Package

3. MicroFIT Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Authorization Form

4. MicroFIT Bank Change Form for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

FIT – Discontinued as of December 2016

 The FIT program has been discontinued and new applications are no longer being accepted.

If you are moving into a property with a MicroFIT contract and need to have this contract re-assigned, please complete the following steps: 

  1. Contact the IESO
  2. Submit executed IESO contract to WNH Engineering Department: generation@wnhydro.com
  3.  FIT Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Authorization Form

  4. FIT Bank Change Form for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)