Are you an Alberta resident with a solar grid tie system? As of July 2012, you are eligible to receive 15 cents / kWh for energy you export back into the grid!
This is very exciting, as the price incentive allows you to around 2x the amount for exported electricity compared to standard rates. This program is known as "Light up Alberta" and is administrated by various boutique retailers in Alberta.
Under the Alberta Micro-Generator Regulation, there is this follow rule stating retailer, who choose to, can offer this premium prices
Unless a micro-generator and a retailer agree in writing to different compensation, a micro-generator’s retailer shall credit the micro-generator for electric energy supplied out of the micro-generator’s site at the following rates:
(a) in the case of small micro-generation, at that retailer’s retail energy rate;
(b) in the case of large micro-generation, at the hourly pool price for each hour in the billing period.
In Alberta, there are several retailers providing this premium price incentive. The two we are familiar with are:
BOW VALLEY POWER
Toll Free: 1-877-244-7294
Suite 200, 1316-9th Ave, SE Calgary, Alberta
To learn more about Bow Valley and the premium solar credit: http://www.bowvalleypower.net/electricity-rates/solar-credit/
13912 - 109A Ave, Edmonton, AB Canada T6C 2Z6
To learn more about SPARK and the premium solar credit: https://www.sparkyourpower.ca/why_spark/going_green.html
In addition, these retailers are also offering the premium solar credit.
Adagio Energy www.AdagioEnergy.net
Brighter Futures Energy www.BrighterFutureEnergy.com
E’NRG Power www.enrgPower.ca
Milner Power www.MilnerPower.net
Mountain View Power www.MountainViewPower.com
Spot Power www.SpotPower.net
Vector Energy www.VectorEnergy.ca
Ultimately, you as a solar grid tie owner, need to review all the options and choose a retailer that is going to best suite your needs.
Happy Solar Harvesting!