STAFF REPORT ISB: Despite severe energy shortage in the country and the need to have as much decentralised power generation as possible, none of the power distribution companies has stepped up to offer the net metering facility to its consumers which would enable the customers to help generate their own energy through solar panels.

Experts said this at a roundtable session titled “Net Metering: An Alternate Source of Power for Electricity Consumers” at the Institute of Policy Studies in Islamabad.

NEPRA Standard Department Director Mazhar Iqbal said if subsidies given by the government over fuel prices were rather given on renewable energy technology and devices, the energy shortage could have been significantly alleviated as the net metering would allow the consumers to contribute energy back to the grid.

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