Sample Net Metering Solar Bill

Even when your solar panels produce enough electricity to meet all your energy needs in a month, your home is still connected to the Eversource grid. This allows you to consume electricity during nighttime or when the solar installation is not producing enough to meet your needs.

Each month, we'll send a bill summarizing 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.

This sample bill for Eversource solar customers in Western Massachusetts will help you better understand net metering and how to read your monthly statement. Note: this sample bill is for illustrative purposes only.

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.