Pakistan’s Nationwide Electrical Energy Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has printed its annual report for the 2021-22 monetary 12 months. The regulator granted 9 licenses for photo voltaic tasks, totaling 44.74 MW of put in capability, and seven,032 net-metering licenses for a complete of 243.43 MW.
Nepra says in its newly printed annual 2021-22 report that it granted 12 technology licenses with a complete capability of 211.42 MW. 9 of these approvals have been granted to photo voltaic tasks with a complete capability of 44.74 MW.
The three remaining licenses have been granted to pure gasoline, hydro, and coal tasks. Hydropower has the biggest authorised challenge, with a 152.12 MW capability, while the biggest PV challenge accounted for 20 MW. In line with the report, Pakistan’s energy sector has grown to over 40,000 MW of put in capability.
The regulator additionally issued 7,032 web metering licenses, doubtless just for photo voltaic tasks, totaling 243.43 MW of put in capability. The transfer got here after the federal authorities issued a discover that web metered distributed technology services for photo voltaic and wind, as much as 25 kW, not require technology licenses. Total, Pakistan authorised 288 MW of recent photo voltaic capability in 2021-2022.
Nepra can be set to boost the worth paid by net-metered households to inject extra electrical energy into the grid from PKR 19.32 ($0.089)/kWh to PKR 9/kWh.
In Could, the federal government authority launched a brand new mannequin for Pakistan’s wholesale electrical energy market, the Aggressive Buying and selling Bilateral Contract Market (CTBCM) mannequin. The purpose of the mannequin “is to introduce competitors within the electrical energy market and supply an enabling atmosphere the place a number of sellers and consumers can commerce electrical energy,” in accordance with the web site of the nationwide Central Energy Buying Company (CPPA).
“The present market construction adopted in Pakistan is the single-buyer mannequin by which CPPA (as a single-buyer) purchases electrical energy on behalf of … distribution firms,” the authority stated. “In CTBCM, there shall be a number of purchaser[s] and a number of vendor[s], and the hourly electrical energy worth shall be decided by the financial forces of provide and demand.”
Nepra authorised 4 energy buy agreements within the 2021-22 interval, considered one of which was for a photo voltaic firm. The report additionally notes that the regulator authorised licensing rules for microgrids, “with a imaginative and prescient to present entry of electrical energy to the distant, far-flung areas of the nation.”