AEDB to initiate e-processing mechanism for net metering applications

Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan, Chief Executive Officer Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) chaired a meeting regarding the introduction of e-processing mechanism for net metering applications aimed at bringing efficiency and reducing application processing time.

The meeting was attended by Nepra (The Regulator), DISCOs (Iesco, Lesco, Mepco, Pesco, Tesco, Hesco, Sepco and K-Electric), representatives of USAID (Sustainable Energy Program) and more than 20 AEDB certified vendor/Installers carrying out net metering installations.

The meeting considered the following issues: (i) identification of areas hampering fast track implementation of net metering; (ii) implementation of the installer obligations as mandated in AEDB Certification Regulations 2018; (iii) issues faced by certified vendors in processing net metering cases; (iv) issues faced by DISCOs in net metering cases; (v) operationalisation of online portal for processing of net metering applications; and (vi) arrangement of trainings/seminars and other promotional activities for net-metering.

During the meeting, the certified vendor/installers were asked to share their progress on the processing of net metering applications including steps taken for the promotion of net metering. The vendors/installers were also given due opportunity to point out matters requiring AEDB intervention/facilitation.

Considering the vast untapped potential of solar in Balochistan, CEO AEDB asked the certified vendors/installers to establish sub-offices in Balochistan along with arrangement of promotional activities for awareness purpose