Net Metering


September 2015, NEPRA issued its netmetering (نیٹ میٹرنگ)) regulations that allow in Pakistan to purchase excess units of electricity produced by the consumers, and net them off against the units consumed from the grid.


Net Metering in Pakistan
NEPRA announced the official National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Alternative & Renewable Energy) Distributed Generation and Net Metering Regulations on 1st, September 2015. As per these regulations, any customer of the national grid (having three-phase connection) can avail net-metering facility for small-scale (1kW to 1MW) Renewable Energy installations. In Pakistan, net-metering is the first policy mechanism of the Policy for Development of Renewable Energy for Power Generation 2006, which has been fully implemented. Section 8.4.2 of the RE Policy provides that subject to technical considerations and without discrimination and upon request by distribution end-users, DISCOs shall enter into a net-metering agreement with qualified end-users, interested in installing the RE system.