ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has introduced the Net Metering System, through which domestic, commercial and industrial consumers have been allowed to sell their solar electricity to the power distribution companies (Discos).
Under the Net Metering System, the consumers who install solar system instead of paying bills will be able to get the amount from the distribution companies by selling electricity from 1 KV up to 1 MW.
According to the Nepra spokesman, the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has been doing electricity trade for the last two years. He said the decision will help overcome energy crisis in the country.
During day time, if the consumer has additional electricity, then it will go to the system of distribution company through the Net Metering System and in case consumers possess less electricity, then the required electricity will be sent to consumer from the system of Disco, again through the Net Metering System.
At the house of consumer, one meter of distribution company and other meter for electricity generation by consumer will be installed. After one month, the electricity that will be more than the consumption of the house to be generated by the consumer will be purchased by the distribution company and the said consumer will be paid for it. Under the system, the consumer will have to deposit Rs500 with Nepra to get registered and after that he will become eligible for selling electricity to the distribution company. The agreement with distribution component is to be for three years, which will be extendable.