The “grid” is the electrical connection of wires between an electrical utility’s generators and the customer’s electric meter. The grid also includes electric wire connections with other utilities. There are two types of definitions to be concerned with: “On the grid” and “Off the grid”. “On-grid” is when your house is connected through your electric meter to the grid. When you are On-grid, you receive electric power from the grid to serve all your electric needs. You can generate none, some, or all of the electricity you need while connected to the grid. There are restrictions on how you can generate electricity when you are On-grid. Obviously then, “Off-grid” is when your house is not connected to the grid. When you are Off-grid, you have to generate all of the electricity you need by some other means; such as gas generators or solar panels.