Net Metering in Pakistan
Why Net Metering Pakistan? Net metering in Pakistan is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system proprietors for the power they add to the grid. For instance, if a private client has a PV framework, it might create more power than the home uses amid sunlight hours. If the house is net-metered, the power meter will run in reverse to give a credit against what power is used around evening time or different periods where the home’s power utilize surpasses the system’s yield. Clients are only charged for their “net” energy utility. The advanced digital meter keeps running in both bearings to accommodate power generated at the customer’s home. Net metering permits clients to produce their power effectively and efficiently.
A bi-directional electricity meter is integrated with the hybrid or on-grid solar panels for net metering. These Solar Panels must be attached with a three-phase electricity connection to inject and offset the excessive energy to the national grid. You get credits against the amount of energy you sell to the grid. You can use the credits to get free electricity units.
Net Metering Concept
The net metering system in Pakistan is relatively a new concept which is highly beneficial for solar system owners. As the country is blessed with ample sunlight, solar panels generate more electricity in the day than our need, this excessive energy will be of no use if a net metering compliant solar system has not been installed on your rooftop. But if you have the said facility, you can sell this additional amount of electricity to the grid and can earn electricity units in the monthly bill. Net metering is a new yet legal practice in the country as NEPRA had issued regulations about it a few years back. Whether you are a domestic or commercial consumer, net metering will be equally advantageous.
The following guidelines explain the trends in state and utility net metering measures:
Installation of Solar System:
The first and the foremost step is to get your Premier Energy Net metering compliant solar system installed. Premier Group successfully caters to all three sectors of domestic, commercial, and industrial clients. We excel in the provision of the small-scale domestic system as 1kva to multi-megawatts industrial systems.
Preparation of Application:
The second step begins with the preparation of application as per the rules of SRO 892 (1) 2015. This process is made easier and smooth for our valued clients by supporting them on each & every step of application preparation for a solar net metering system in Pakistan.
Inspection & NOC issuance:
The approval of the application will lead to the phase of inspection carried out by the Energy Department. The electrical inspection team will inspect the system as per SRO 892(1)/2015 & SOP from LESCO. After the satisfactory inspection of the system, you’ll be issued NOC.
Signing of Agreement:
This significant step will be the signing of a three years agreement between the Distributor Generator (Consumer) and LESCO. This will be a legal agreement allowing you to feed surplus energy to the national grid.
Allotment of Generation License:
The agreement signed between you and LESCO will be handed over to NEPRA for a generation License. Once the legal agreement is verified by the ruling body, it will allow you to be an independent power producer for the next three years.
Activation of Net Meter
The last but not the least step involves LESCO in making you the independent power-producing authority. After the successful allotment of the generation license, your net meter will be activated making you able to save & earn simultaneously.
Free energy produced from solar panels sounds good but saving and earning through these panels is even better.
Own Electricity and Control Billing
Net metering not only enables you to produce electricity but also provides control over the billing process. It will regulate your billing and ensure the smart and most efficient use of solar PV panels installed at your place.
Easy on the Wallet
For both residential and commercial use, net metering has a reasonable cost which is easy on your wallet. Considering its long-term benefits, net metering is a choice of smart solar users. Whenever you are going to select a solar system for home or office, net metering compliance must be in your mind.
Best Utilization of 20% to 40% Output
Through a net-metered compliant solar system, almost 20% to 40% power output goes to the grid. If there is no net metering, this much amount of energy can be lost without any productive use. That is why net metering is recommended to the solar system owners for bringing more ease to their lives. Such a high ratio will earn more units from the national grid to be balanced in your consumer bill.
Sell & Earn
Net-metering is a mechanism that allows you to supply the excess electricity to the national grid and sell it. None of the surplus energy you’re producing will go to waste if you have a net meter integrated into your solar panel system.
Burden Off The Grid
By empowering era close to the point of utilization, Net Metering likewise diminishes the strain on distribution frameworks and averts power losses in long-distance transmission and division of Power.
The net metering cost in Pakistan varies for users depending upon the type and size of the system. The price for industrial customers is higher than the price for residential customers because of the difference in the size of the projects. For residential customers, the net metering price in Pakistan depends upon two factors. The price of the meter remains the same however, the price varies depending upon the documentation and process charges which are dependent upon the project size. Premier Energy helps you apply for net metering with ease and helps you get reasonable net metering rates in Pakistan.
Premier Energy provides complete assistance from preparing net metering application form till successful commissioning through net metering activation. We are authorized by the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) for net metering installations across the country. Many cases have been registered and completed for net metering systems and the total count is one the rise. According to the statistics, Premier Energy has a 14% share in total KWs net-metered Pakistan which speaks volumes. So far we have successfully implemented Net Metered Power Plants in Pakistan in more than 33 cities. Generate electricity, save excessive, and earn by selling it back through Premier’s net-metered solar solutions.
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