The spokesperson of Ministry of Energy has said that net metering electricity is not for commercial sale, buying net metering electricity at Rs 19.32 per unit is an additional burden on poor consumers.
The spokesperson said the cost of production for net metering customers is around Rs 3 to 5 per unit.
According to the spokesperson of the Ministry of Energy, Nepra is reducing the price per unit of net metering electricity to Rs 9. The purchase price of net metering electricity was Rs 9.95 per unit from 2018 to 2021 and the price per unit of net metering electricity was Rs 12.95 from February 2021 to July 2022. Due to increase in tariff, net metering electricity price per unit is Rs.19.32.
The spokesman added that no fixed charges are levied on domestic net metering customers, hence the tariff revision is a valid move.
The spokesman said that the revision of net metering tariff will bring down the price of electricity for poor consumers.