Net Metering System in Pakistan. The Net Metering System was introduced in Pakistan in 2017 at the 6th International Renewable Energy Exhibition & Conference titled “Solar Pakistan 2017”.
The Net Metering System is currently available in Lahore and Islamabad and will soon be available across the country. The net metering system is beneficial for the domestic consumers and the shortfall of electricity will be controlled through this system across the country.
What is Net Metering System?
The net metering system allows consumers to generate their own electricity to use wind and solar system. Net Metering system lets the domestic consumers to sell the extra electricity to the power distribution companies at lucrative rates. So the consumers can also be the clients of the power distribution companies. . A ‘net meter’ tracks both the electricity consumed onsite and the electricity generated by the solar energy system.
Benefits of Net Metering System
There are a number of benefits of the net metering system. The consumers can save thousands of rupees per year and it is even more attractive and affordable for many families. According to reports the net metering system helps reduce monthly electricity bill by Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,000.
Net Metering System in Pakistan
Currently the Net Metering System in Pakistan is available in Islamabad and Lahore. The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) awarded so far over 40 net-metering connections having 1.8 megawatts accumulative capacity to purchase surplus electricity.
How to avail Net Metering System?
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today officially launched power consumer friendly net-metering framework in a ceremony in Islamabad.Under the system, power consumers would be able to generate their own energy and sell the surplus to the national grid.
Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Leghari said the net metering framework has been simplified. Now net metering connections can be gained in less than one month.
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