Customer-Generated Power and Electric Vehicles

Generating Renewable Energy

MicroFIT Program

The MicroFIT program provides homeowners and other eligible participants with the opportunity to develop a small or "micro" renewable electricity generation project (10 kilowatts (kW) or less in size) on their property. Under this program, you will be paid a guaranteed price over a 20-year term for all the electricity you produce and deliver to the province's electricity grid.

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Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program

The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program is open to projects with a rated electricity generating capacity greater than 10 kilowatts (kW), and generally up to 500 kW.

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Net Metering

Net metering is a billing arrangement whereby customers feed electricity generated from renewable sources into the electrical grid for a credit towards their electricity bill. Guelph Hydro will subtract the value of electricity supplied to the grid from the value of what is was taken from the grid over a billing period. If a customer supplies power that is worth more than what they used over the billing period, they will receive a credit that they can apply against future electricity bills.

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Electric Vehicles

Guelph Hydro and Electric Vehicles

Transportation activity is the source of one quarter of Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions. Nearly one-half of these emissions are produced by personal vehicles.

Guelph Hydro believes that the adoption electric vehicles will play a large role in helping the community of Guelph reach its greenhouse gas targets.

However, the growth of electric vehicles could have implications for the electricity distribution infrastructure that local electric utilities like Guelph Hydro build and maintain to serve customers.

Guelph Hydro has been studying the electric vehicle landscape to learn more and to plan for the future for a number of years. In 2011, we conducted an Electric Vehicle Market Research Study and, in 2012, a sister company installed an electric vehicle charging station at the Stone Road Mall in Guelph. Next, the company added a hybrid car, a hybrid bucket truck and one fully electric van to its fleet of service vehicles.

Today we offer information on our website about electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations.

If you have installed or will be installing an electric vehicle charging unit. please register your unit in order to help us manage and prepare for additional electrical loads coming onto the grid.

Submit your electric vehicle charger information to Guelph Hydro

Thinking of Buying an Electric Vehicle?

If you are thinking of buying an electric vehicle, check out our Electric Vehicle page.

Electric Vehicle Charging Units

For information about charging an electric vehicle, buying or installing an electric vehicle charging unit or registering your electric vehicle charger with Guelph Hydro, visit our Electric Vehicle page.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Guelph

Guelph currently has 15 charging stations located around the city:

  1. Guelph Volkswagen - 359 Woodlawn Road West
  2. Barry Cullen Chevrolet - 905 Woodlawn Road West
  3. Food Basics Plaza - 218-222 Silvercreek Parkway North
  4. University of Guelph - 71 MacDonald Street
  5. University of Guelph - 48 Smith Lane
  6. University of Guelph - P31 South Ring Road East
  7. University of Guelph - 50 McGilvray Street
  8. Stone Road Mall - 435 Stone Road West
  9. Guelph Public Library East - 1 Starwood Drive
  10. The Keg - 49 Clair Road East
  11. Harvey's - 99 Clair Road East
  12. Longo's Plaza - 16 Clair Road West
  13. Fairfield Inn - 35 Cowan Place
  14. County of Wellington - 138 Wyndham Street North
  15. Homestead Bryden Apartments - 380 Waterloo Avenue


Consult the PlugShare electric vehicle charging station map for the locations, specifications and availability of these charging stations.