Net metering

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Net metering

A method of crediting customers for electricity that they generate onsite in excess of their own electricity consumption. If customers generate more than they use in a billing period, their electric meter turns backwards to indicate their net excess generation. Depending on individual state or utility rules, the net excess generation may be credited to their account, or carried over to a future billing period.
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Net-metering applies the concept of reverse metering that allows users to sell surplus energy to the grid at an agreed upon tariff rate; the consumer hence is billed for the net electricity used.
Additionally, the life of the engraving is increased and the ceramic cylinder can undergo reverse metering without damage from the doctor blade.
While touring Echelon's advanced metering testing lab, the Governor noted that California companies like Echelon will take the lead in enabling innovative applications like reverse metering - the ability to sell or give back conserved electricity to the grid - and in reducing the need for additional coal-fired plants through smart metering technologies that allow existing capacity to be used more effectively.