The government is planning to end net metering and introduce gross metering policy

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The government is planning to end net metering and introduce gross metering policy
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The government is planning to end net metering and introduce gross metering policy

The government informed the IMF about its policy of reducing electricity prices, sources (Photo: File)

Islamabad: The government has abolished the net metering policy and given the gross metering policy to Lanika India, in this way the consumers benefiting from net metering will also be provided expensive electricity.

The government has informed the IMF about its strategy to overcome the power price crisis, sources say that the government has briefed the IMF that the government is going to end the net metering policy. And in its place gross metering policy will be introduced.

According to sources, 2 meters will be installed under gross metering, the electricity generated by the solar panels will be sent to the national grid and then fed back, they will be accounted for by 2 meters, while the consumers with solar panels Electricity will be provided from the national grid at the same rate as it is provided to others.

On the other hand, net metering has shifted countless consumers to the protected category. Under the gross metering policy, consumers with solar panels will not be registered in the protected category and will be charged the same electricity rates as non-protected consumers. Thus, the financial benefits of consumers benefiting from solar panels will decrease.

It should be noted that 6,800 MW of solar panels have been imported in Pakistan during the ten months of the current financial year.

According to the sources, during the negotiations, the government also informed the IMF about the restructuring of energy loans worth 15.4 billion dollars from China. Can be cheap.
Gross Metering Policy

The government is planning to end net metering and introduce gross metering policy