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of net metering. The project would soon be inaugurated soon, he added. He said three applications of net metering connections have recently been entertained at IESCO operation circle offices. The CEO said that there were some issues including unawareness about net metering regulations among power distribution companies (DISCO’s) officers, fear of revenue loss, interconnection studies and updating of billing software and specification for bi-directional meters.
Regarding benefit of net metering, Dr Abdul Jabbar said that it has many benefits which included energy contribution from renewable based consumers, demand side management, reduction in gap between generation and demand, reduction in consumer electricity bill, reduction in system losses, reduction in overloading, compensation in mid day peak hour and environment friendly technology.
CEO Alternate Energy Development Board Amjad Awan informed the panel that one Kilowatt (KW) would cost Rs.169,000 and information about the cost per KW has already been published in the national dailies.
To a question, State Minister for Water and Power Ch Abid Sher Ali said currently the DISCOs were not being privatized. The companies management and their labour leaders had also assured during their meeting with the Prime Minister that they would reduce their line losses besides bringing improvement in recoveries. Abid said that six-eight hours power load-shedding would be carried out in the coming summer in urban and rural areas respectively.
He said that efforts would be made to ensure no load-shedding during Saher, Iftar and Tarveeh in maximum areas.
Earlier, MNA Dr Syed Ghazi Gulab Jamal said that the process for International Displaced Persons (IDPs) has already been started but the grid station was still not yet rehabilitated despite a lapse of so many years.