Govt installs 1600 net metering based solar systems with 27.5MW capacity

ISLAMABAD, Jul 29 (APP):The Power Division has installed more than 1600 net metering based solar systems across the country with a cumulative capacity about 27.5 Mega Watt (MW) of electricity by end June 2019.

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) issued its net metering regulations in September 2015 under which the electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) were allowed to purchase surplus electricity produced by the consumers, and net them off against the units consumed from the grid, an official in Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) said.

He said activities for the promotion and deployment of net metering based renewable energy systems have been carried out and facilitation has been provided to the concerned stakeholders in implementation of net metering under NEPRA’s regulations besides capacity building of DISCOs was also carried out for smooth implementation of net metering.