NEPRA Disapproves of Reduced Tariff for Solar Homes, CCP Appreciates the Decision

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority NEPRA decision’s to keep the current NEPRA in place has been praised by the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP)

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority’s (NEPRA) decision to uphold the 2015 NEPRA (Alternative & Renewable Energy) Distributed Generation and Net Metering Regulation has been applauded by the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP).

The choice was made in response to NEPRA’s changes to the net metering rules that caused competition issues.

The National Average Energy Purchase Price (NAEPP), which would have taken the place of the National Average Power Purchase Price (NAPP), would have reduced the amount owed to distributed producers and prosumers (customers who both produce and consume electricity). CCP expressed its concerns to NEPRA in November 2022 after having doubts about the suggested revisions. Before making a judgement about the suggested amendments, NEPRA promised to take into account the opinions of all interested parties.

According to the Competition Act of 2010, CCP is required to assess policy frameworks for promoting competition and provide the government with appropriate suggestions for changes to any laws impacting competition in Pakistan.

The distributed generators and prosumers, who invested in solar systems based on policy provisions, agreements with their individual DISCOs, and a licence from NEPRA, would have suffered as a result of the proposed revisions, according to CCP.

CCP applauds NEPRA’s choice and looks forward to working with them in the future to advance fair play, competition, and equal treatment for all market participants.

Written by Aly Bukshi

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