Western MA Solar Net Metering Bill

This sample bill for Eversource solar customers in western Massachusetts shows how much energy you produced (sent back to the grid) compared to help much energy you consumed from the grid. This is known as net metering.

Note: if you participate in the SMART incentive program your bill will look slightly different. Please view a sample SMART solar  bill.

Sample bills are for illustrative purposes only. If you have trouble viewing the descriptions of each bill section, view the text below the bill.

First page of a solar bill for a customer in Western Massachusetts. 
bill summary

A negative dollar value for Total Current Charges means your solar energy system produced more electricity than you used this month. The balance forward amount is from the previous month.

 
supply

The Supply Charge will be zero in months when your solar energy system produced more electricity than you used.

delivery

All customers get a Delivery Charge that covers our cost to read your meters and provide you with a bill. If you have a net metering credit, the delivery charge will be deducted from the credit.

Second page of a solar bill for a customer in Western Massachusetts. 
current charges

This box shows a summary of all your charges. The breakdown is below. 

customer delivery charge

All customers get a Delivery Charge that covers our cost to read your meters and provide you with a bill. This charge is applied regardless of your solar production or energy usage, but any net metering credit earned is applied toward the delivery charge. 

current usage

The amount of energy you use (purchase) from the grid is subtracted from the amount of energy you send back (sell) to the grid. Purchases-sales = net usage. A negative number means you had excess generation for the month and will be used to determine your net metering amount.  

net generation credit

If your system produces more electricity in a month than you use, a credit will appear on the Net Generation Credit line. The amount is calculated by multiplying your net usage by the net metering credit value. You won’t see this line in months where your system produces less energy than you use.

First page of a solar bill for a customer in Western Massachusetts

Payment Due Summary: A negative dollar value for total current charges means your solar energy system produced more electricity than you used this month. The balance forward amount is from the previous month.

Supply Charge: The supply charge will be zero in months when your solar energy system produced more electricity than you used.

Delivery Charge: All customers get a delivery charge that covers our cost to read your meters and provide you with a bill. If you have a net metering credit, the delivery charge will be deducted from the credit.

Second page of a solar bill for a customer in Western Massachusetts

Payment Due Summary: This box shows a summary of all your charges.

Current Usage: This table shows the amount of energy you use (purchase) from the grid which is subtracted from the amount of energy you send back (sell) to the grid. Purchases-sales = net usage. A negative number means you had excess generation for the month and will be used to determine your net metering amount.

Customer Delivery Charge: All customers get a delivery charge that covers our cost to read your meters and provide you with a bill. This charge is applied regardless of your solar production or energy usage, but any net metering credit earned is applied toward the delivery charge.

Net Generation Credit: If your system produces more electricity in a month than you use, a credit will appear on the net generation credit line. The amount is calculated by multiplying your net usage by the net metering credit value. You won’t see this line in months where your system produces less energy than you use.