Prequalification Doc Certification of Distributors/Installers/Service Providers for Set up of Wind andSolar PV Devices for Internet Metering as many as 250 kW ability

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one. Introduction ................................................................................................................. 3 History on Internet Metering .................................................................................. four
1.two Overview of Existing Regulatory Setting for Web Metering in Pakistan .......... five
one.3 Latest Position of Utilizing Web Metering in Pakistan ....................................... six
one.4 Internet Metering Marketing System......................................................................... six
METERING REGIME ....................................................................................................... 8
2.1 Privileges for that Qualified Venders/Installers/Service Companies ............................. 8
2.2 Role of Qualified Venders/Installers/Provider Vendors ............................................ 8
Sellers/ SUPPLY/Provider Organizations ............................................................. eleven
4. Process Certification FOR Photo voltaic PV / WIND Technique INSTALLERS
.................................................................................................................................... 13
4.1 Submission of Paperwork..................................................................................... thirteen
four.two Analysis of Documents ...................................................................................... 141. Introduction
Enhancement of Alternative and Renewable Energy (ARE) centered dispersed technology on
Web-metering is becoming regarded as a positive and possible means of giving reduction in
latest Electricity crises. The concept of Internet-metering has actually been properly carried out in
several countries across the world and has actually been regarded as One of the more promising
software of photo voltaic energy especially. To aid prompt advertising of captive and Web
metering ideas, governments of different nations around the world have declared various policy
steps, industry mechanisms and incentives for that customers.
Worldwide knowledge signifies that promotion of Web metering has resulted in building substantial
proportion of your domestic, commercial and industrial sector energy customers self-reliant
in Assembly their electrical energy desires. The Global Photo voltaic PV Sector Outlook 2016 indicates that
share of photo voltaic PV centered Internet metering installations are main contributors in the total solar PV
ability mounted in almost all of the international locations. This share in several nations is: Germany
73%, Italy seventy eight%, China 70%, United states of america seventy eight%, Japan sixty three%, Spain fifteen%, Austria 90%, India 23% etcetera.
Several sector mechanisms and incentives are being introduced by these governments to
advertise Internet metering at consumers‟ level.
Internet metering based photo voltaic apps not simply reduce the burden over the countrywide grid but
also assistance in growing overall era ability, lowering fuel import Invoice, lowering
emissions of greenhouse gases and strengthening the countrywide grid by minimizing line losses
as well as rising big deployment of solar apps. Included financial Added benefits like
development of occupation options, creating manufacturing base and growth of allied
industries have also been professional globally. The federal government of Pakistan (GoP) intends to
endorse Web metering in the country to generate electrical energy with the load centers, regulate
increasing electricity demand, conserve Power also to crank out setting welcoming
electric power.
At the time propagated, the net metering will allow large proportion from the domestic, industrial,
agriculture and industrial sector energy individuals to satisfy key share in their electrical energy
demands at their particular and feed electrical power towards the grid at times when It's not wanted by them. This
will likely not only lessen the burden to the countrywide grid but can even assistance in increasing All round
technology capability, lowering fuel import Monthly bill, lowering emissions of greenhouse gases and
strengthening the national grid by reducing line losses in addition to rising main
deployment. The power sector is usually benefitted by reduction while in the demand from customers for electrical power
and supporting a cleaner energy upcoming and lowering pressure to the grid‟s distribution
infrastructure that would also translate into lessening energy reduction from transmitting voltage
over long distances.
In addition to currently being valuable for the government and its electricity products and services businesses, net metering
is also beneficial for the shoppers also. The electrical power individuals can generate pursuing
by switching to net metering method:I. Tends to make residential solar Electricity system ownership all the more beautiful and inexpensive
for many families. It could possibly help save homeowners Many rupees annually on their own
utility costs, and it tends to make the entire process of accounting for the energy flowing to and from
the utility simpler and much easier to administer.
II. Monetary Credit for More Solar Power Produced by the Dispersed Generator.
III. Extra energy now offsets energy you'd probably if not must buy at total
retail selling prices. This tends to make possessing your individual generating system all the more cost
IV. Makes a number of societal Added benefits for all ratepayers that happen to be usually not accounted
for because of the utility Investigation, which includes: community wellness Gains, work and
downstream financial effects, sector selling price impacts, grid protection benefits, and water
Net Metering is usually a win-acquire selection for all. The Federal Authorities is thus intends to
aggressively promote the concept all around the country. For that reason, the Federal
Authorities has made a decision to have interaction non-public sector organizations that could be certified for
setting up Internet metering primarily based photo voltaic PV units. This RFP is issued inviting interested
firms to post their proposals and qualifications and acquire registered with AEDB as
Accredited installers.
1.1 Qualifications on Internet Metering
Net Metering is really an incentive scheme for individuals of an electric grid linked to Dispersed
Technology, ordinarily by renewable Power sources. Web Metering aims at maximizing
the utilization of a renewable process put in at The buyer‟s premises by off-taking
electricity by the electric grid at hours when the creation of the process exceeds the
client‟s individual usage. A client who installs an on-web page renewable Electricity
generator, mainly for minimizing his own grid use, is currently permitted to provide any
surplus energy models from his installation to your electricity grid. These units are recorded and
are later on “netted-off” (i.e., subtracted) from the units consumed in the grid. With this
way, a Net Metering plan gives an incentive to individuals to setup decentralized
renewable Electricity units because it gives them the certainty that they may benefit from any
electric power generated with the procedure, either by way of own use or via feeding
it into your grid.
In this particular circumstance, a bi-directional electrical meter is placed between The buyer‟s link
position and the grid and records any models drawn within the grid or fed into the grid.Figure one: Regular Web-Metering Relationship: Usage - Technology = Billed
amount of money
A different scheme commonly deployed utilizes the Feed-in Tariff. In such a procedure, a further
meter is placed straight following the renewable Electrical power generation device which is monitored through the
utility organization. This allows the utility business to watch the energy created and
supplied to the grid with the pliability to set a special tariff for these units. In the consumer
case, this effectively results in The customer obtaining two separate connections Along with the utility
enterprise: A single for checking of renewable Electricity production and another a single for recording
of energy eaten.
Feed-in Tariff techniques commonly give extra incentives like lasting obtain
agreements with confirmed grid obtain. The aim of this kind of plan is to advertise financial commitment
from the renewable Electricity techniques on a little to medium scale via confirmed returns.
Determine two: Typical Feed-in Tariff Relationship: Use = Billed sum;
Era = Billed quantity
In Pakistan, Federal Federal government has authorized Internet Metering and encouraging people in
domestic, professional, industrial and agriculture sector to install solar PV and wind centered
devices at their premises / rooftops and connect to the program of their involved distribution
firm (DISCO) for Internet metering.
one.two Overview of Existing Regulatory Environment for Internet Metering in Pakistan
NEPRA announced Countrywide Electrical Electricity Regulatory Authority (Option & Renewable
Electrical power) Dispersed Era and Web Metering Polices, 2015, vide S.R.O 812
(1)/2015, on September 1, 2016 (Laws). With this, NEPRA has permitted and put into
effect net metering techniques for solar and wind technology of as many as 1MW. As per theRegulations, Web metering routine would allow for customers with A 3-period energy
relationship to get monetary Positive aspects by offsetting a minimum of a part in their electric power expenses by
making energy. The procedure for Internet metering is comprised of five ways which include:
1) submission of application by The buyer,
two) specialized review of application by DISCO,
three) signing of Internet metering settlement,
four) payment of interconnection costs by The buyer,
5) sale/buy of electrical energy.
Under the Internet Metering routine, a meter capable of recording electric power flows in equally Instructions
(bi-directional) is going to be utilized. This type of meter information readings when buyers are drawing
electrical power from your utility‟s grid (that's, utilizing extra Power than These are manufacturing) and likewise
when Vitality is sent on the grid (which is, employing significantly less Electrical power than These are making). Nevertheless,
There is certainly also provision that two separate meters can be set up which independently history
inflow and outflow of electricity. The stability of models (Web of consumed from and feed in to
the grid) will be cared for after each and every 3 months.
The plan mentioned from the Laws also outlines the method less than which, both equally turbines
and distribution organizations, must function, such as the timeline for approvals.
one.3 Present-day Status of Applying Internet Metering in Pakistan
The strategy of Net Metering is being promoted all over the region. AEDB along with
other stakeholders within the public and private sector like NEPRA, NTDC, DISCOs, Electricity
Division, Ministry of Electrical power, FBR, Ministry of Science and Technologies, Ministry of
Commerce, Ministry of Industries, Provincial Governing administration Departments, Renewable and
Substitute Electrical power Association of Pakistan (Experience), Photo voltaic Quality Foundation (SQF),
Pakistan Solar Affiliation and so forth. are already endorsing Web metering in Pakistan. As a result of
continuous guidance and endeavours by all stakeholders, to date, NEPRA has issued 191 era
licenses of approx. cumulative four.five MW photo voltaic PV for Internet metering connections.
1.four Internet Metering Marketing Program
The facility Division, Ministry of Strength (MoE) dreams to promote set up of Dispersed
Technology Devices on Internet metering (DG Amenities) from the region. During this regard, a whole new
buyer helpful approach for installation of solar energy era programs for distributed
technology (DG) facilities has become launched underneath the Net-Metering framework accredited
by NEPRA for DG methods nearly 250 KW with the objective of endorsing cleanse Vitality,
introducing time-efficient system, making sure adherence to NEPRA‟s Distribution Code and
AEDB‟s excellent specifications and safeguarding individuals from substandard company shipping.
According to the procedure devised by MoE, only Accredited and empaneled sellers/ assistance vendors
might be qualified on the market, installation and service of PV solar panel based mostly power generationsystems of as many as 250kW for dispersed era (DG) services related by way of netmeters to your distribution grid. Alternative Electrical power Progress Board (AEDB) has actually been
mandated to ask purposes from well reputed and skilled suppliers/installers/support
companies for certification by AEDB for installation of Distributed Technology Facilities at
premises of interested people around Pakistan in accordance Together with the provisions on the
Federal Authorities Insurance policies and NEPRA (Substitute and Renewable Electricity) Distributed
Generation and Web Metering Rules, 2015.2. CERTIFICATION OF INSTALLERS OF SOLAR PV Devices FOR Internet
The MoE has sought after that AEDB shall brief-list capable/ certified vendors/installers/provider
vendors and give a panel of vendors/installers/support suppliers to each DISCO for display
on Web sites of DISCOs and AEDB. Only this panel of Qualified sellers/installers/provider
suppliers are going to be eligible for sale, installation and repair of PV solar panel dependent ability
technology units for net metering all over Pakistan nearly 250kW.
MoE has additional directed the listing well prepared by AEDB of Licensed
vendors/installers/assistance suppliers shall include their total contact details as well as quantity
and electrical power (Watts) of connections/ systems they've got properly presented. The list shall be
in descending buy on The idea of energy (wattage). AEDB continues to be specified to monitor
and make certain that the qualifications are properly displayed on DISCOs‟ Internet websites. The
consumer(s)/applicant(s) will have no cost selection of selecting any of your
suppliers/installers/support providers certified by AEDB. Privileges with the Licensed Sellers/Installers/Services Suppliers
The Qualified distributors/installers/service companies will take pleasure in adhering to privileges on account of
their certification/registration with AEDB:
one. Only AEDB Accredited distributors/installers/provider suppliers shall be suitable for
furnishing set up/ commissioning services for Web metering connections approximately 250
two. Particulars and make contact with particulars with the Licensed installers shall be posted on AEDB‟s
website and DISCOs‟ Web-sites and may be exhibited at other print or social media
with endorsement as AEDB‟s certified installers.
3. General general public and public / personal sector businesses shall be inspired to hunt
services from Licensed installers only.
four. A recommendation letter to the general public sector companies recommending the
installation of wind or photo voltaic PV methods from the Qualified installers.
five. Customers are expected to have increased self-confidence in Qualified installers mainly because of the crucial
conditions of The shopper agreement and certification by AEDB.
two.two Functions to become carried out because of the Qualified Distributors/Installers/Provider Companies
The Federal Authorities foresees that every Licensed vendor/installer/support company shall:
a) Keep to the provisions of your AEDB (Certification) Polices, 2017, Conventional
Functioning Processes for Certification of distributors/installers/company providers for Internet
Metering as many as 250 kW (SOPs) and Web-Metering Reference Manual For Electricity
Client and Installers (all documents can be obtained at AEDB Web-site; SOPs are attached as Appendix-I to this doc);
b) Undertake „photo voltaic PV techniques with Web metering‟ marketing things to do for developing
community recognition, like street exhibits, distributing flyers, participating in exhibitions,targeting industries/ academic institutions/ businesses, independently as well as
collectively for promotion of Internet metering around Pakistan. If necessary, also take part
in the instruction workshops and seminars;
c) Coordinate and perform with DISCOs, NEPRA and AEDB to develop the net metering
connections portfolio in the least prospects‟ levels throughout region;
d) Work as just one end store and provide services to The shoppers to method their
programs for net metering from start till the energization of net metering
connections nearly 250 kW.
e) Enter right into a buyer agreement prior to undertaking any installation operates or
provision of linked services to The client. The format of The client agreement is
available in AEDB (Certification) Laws, 2017. Compliance with warranties and
other stipulations established out in The shopper agreement shall be considered to become an
obligation imposed on these kinds of Qualified installer less than The shopper agreement and these
f) Guarantee compliance with warranties and quality/ security specifications for devices and
installation, as specified by AEDB (Net-Metering Reference Guideline For Electricity
Consumer And Installers as readily available on AEDB Internet site and
g) Make sure compliance to the necessities as specified by NEPRA in its Regulations for
Internet metering;
h) Deliver immediately after sale solutions to get a period of at the least a person year to the customer for
Procedure and servicing with the solar PV program/ Internet metering technique mounted at
buyer(s)‟ facility. Make sure follow-up with clients for easy operating of the
put in photo voltaic / Web metering system. Also coordinate with DISCOs for resolution of
problems pertaining to metering on precedence;
i) Continue to be accessible for responding into the queries/observations/complaints, if any through the
two.three Soliciting Fascination of Corporations for Certification
AEDB has thus chose to solicit the interest of vendors/installers/company suppliers to
submit their applications coupled with all the knowledge and files (duly attested) According to
Substitute Power Advancement Board (Certification) Laws, 2017 and along with a
fork out buy of Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand), non-refundable during the identify of Alternate
Strength Fund (AEF), as processing rate. Certification of sellers/installers/provider providers
might be decided on the basis of responsiveness on the eligibility conditions/ necessity as
specified in this doc. AEDB reserves the ideal to simply accept or reject any or all programs
for certification in line with Alternate Power Development Board (Certification)
Restrictions, 2017. AEDB reserves the legal rights to terminate the certification approach without
any prior discover at any phase.
The application in total variety As well as in compliance to all requirements mentioned Within this
doc must get to AEDB Head Workplace, Islamabad by November 29, 2017. Theapplications need to be resolved to CEO, AEDB. For just about any query, you should Get in touch with the office of
Secretary, AEDB at pursuing:
Alternative Energy Improvement Board
2nd Floor, OPF Creating, G-5/2
Ph. No. 051-9222360-61
Incomplete apps won't be entertained and won't be processed. Any
misinformation, false and forged statement will bring about disqualification from currently being certified/
pre-certified and some other motion According to the applicable regulation.3. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CERTIFICATION/ PRE-QUALIFICATION
OF Sellers/ Provide/SERVICE Businesses
The vendors/company vendors/firms/ joint ventures (owning ability to provide the entire
package of products and services such as survey, design and style, supply of kit/ supplies, installation &
commissioning and submit set up back up guidance viz-a-viz Procedure & routine maintenance
companies for finish technique) with the next power/ track record could be qualified for
certification, that may be for a duration of just one year and renewed annually based on
satisfactory effectiveness:
i. Will need to have an Business in Pakistan and also have/ eager to determine no less than just one (one) suboffice/ dealership/ following profits assistance Middle inside the region with the DISCO wherever it
intends to do small business;
ii. Have to be registered with PEC in correct class appropriate to the worth with the
Works and with Specialization codes like 1210 (Renewable Electricity resources and
Programs), 1220 (Energy Planning conservation and advancement);
iii. Should be registered with Money Tax and Gross sales Tax Departments (Connect NTN & STN
Registration Certificates supported by active NTN& STN);
iv. Will need to have community presence (in case of overseas organization). Proof of significant partnership
with a neighborhood PEC registered consulting business (s) is going to be demanded in the shape of JV
v. Has to be in solar organization for previous a few many years;
vi. Will need to have experience of finishing photo voltaic techniques (on-grid or off-grid) if possible
installation of at least 10 photo voltaic run techniques all through previous three (03) a long time (Connect
adhering to paperwork to justify the working experience claim):
(a) List of concluded and on-heading tasks with site, parts, measurement/scope,
Price, time period and share/ function (in case of Three way partnership)
(b) Listing of Clientele
(c) Type of Photo voltaic units put in
(d) Any additional doc to support related practical experience
vii. Have to possess inventory of solar tools According to specifications & specs accredited
by NEPRA and AEDB;
viii. Must have minimum ordinary yearly turnover of Rs. 3 million (Attach suitable
doc like audited monetary statements, tax declaration/ returns etcetera.). The audited
fiscal statements/experiences of international companies applying as JV partner have to be
verified from the international Place of work of your respective companies of origin of your
Worldwide corporations;
ix. Must deliver affidavit confirming that (a) applicant seller/assistance service provider/business/
three way partnership have never been blacklisted by any authorities Office. (if at any time
black shown, then give the case history, recent status from the company regarding this
decision) (b) all the knowledge provided by the applicant firm/ joint venture are
correct (c) the company will present compatible photo voltaic gear According to approvedstandards & specs and (d) the agency will deploy employees as per job
x. Should attach an unconditional bank guarantee in favour of AEDB amounting to Rs.
1,000,000/- (Rupees A million Only) as per structure provided by AEDB;
xi. Charge construction for shortlisted applicant might be as under:
1. A person time Certification Fee Rs.100,000/-
2. Annual Renewal Rate Rs.fifty,000/-
xii. Certification of the vendor/support provider/organization/ three way partnership shall be cancelled/
revoked by NEPRA on violation of NEPRA (Choice and Renewable Vitality)
Dispersed Technology and Web Metering Restrictions, 2015 OR violation of AEDB
high quality criteria, defrauding/ dishonest a shopper/ violation from the agreement/
agreement with the customer. The lender assurance submitted to AEDB are going to be
encashed forthwith and the vendor/provider supplier/firm/ joint venture shall continue being
black-shown for 2 many years.four. Technique Certification FOR Photo voltaic PV / WIND Method
AEDB has decided to invite purposes from properly reputed and skilled
sellers/installers/assistance vendors for certification by AEDB to the intent said over.
To course of action programs in the fascinated vendors/installers/service vendors, AEDB has
prepared SOPs as placed at Appendix-I to this document. The SOPs supplies for an account
how apps is going to be invited/processed And just how certification procedure might be completed.
The SOPs also condition mechanism for article certification.
4.1 Submission of Files
Fascinated Check out companies/ Joint Ventures are asked for to submit their proposals/apps along
with pursuing documents as per AEDB (Certification) Laws, 2017 and knowledge as
sought as per SOP from the Place of work of Chief Govt Officer, AEDB, Islamabad. The fascinated
firms/ Joint Ventures may possibly gather extra information and pre-qualification doc from
Business with the undersigned in the course of the Performing hrs.
 Application form (obtainable on AEDB‟s Web site)
 Authority letter/ board resolution along with the duplicate of CNIC/passport of your
 Applicant‟s profile
 Business‟s certificate of incorporation or registered partnership deed (as relevant)one
 Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) registration certificate in suitable groups
applicable for renewable Power and Vitality preparing. Specialised codes as specified by
PEC for corporations in photo voltaic PV / wind systems include:
o EE-eleven (Normal electrical performs & solar program)
o ME-07 (Common mechanical will work & photo voltaic method)
 NTN registration certification
 Income tax registration certification
 In the event of a world organization intending to undertake projects underneath a joint venture
with regional firms, information of devices/ agreements/ files During this regard
 Listing of staff coupled with CVs of photo voltaic/wind authorities (engineers and experts)
which demonstrates ample appropriate practical experience
 Resume of national and international trainings and certifications attained with the
applicant and/ or its staff in photo voltaic PV / wind techniques (on-grid, off-grid, hybrid
 List of business conventional program, equipment, equipment and the like owned or utilized by the
 Copies of audited economical reports with the lesser of 3 yrs plus the duration of
functions with the applicant; offered that, the place updated audited monetary studies
AEDB could have a desire for your installers to become corporate entities to ensure public availability in their
records and their regulationare not obtainable, then up to date administration accounts duly Qualified because of the Main
executive Workplace in the event of the corporate or by controlling associate in the event of the
partnership company or some other equivalent designation
 Duplicate of bank statements duly confirmed via the issuing lender with the lesser of a few many years
along with the duration of operations in the applicant; supplied that, where the applicant is not
the corporate or partnership company, then the lender assertion in the identify of applicant‟s
small business duly verified by the issuing bank for a similar period of time
 Detail of assignments executed in photo voltaic PV / wind units (on-grid, off-grid, hybrid) as
for every proforma at Annex-I
 Just after sales products and services system/ methodology and detail of soon after sales company workforce,
policy for solutions / repairs / replacements
 Deposit non-refundable software processing cost by way of pay back purchase or financial institution challan
from the identify of “Option Electricity Fund.
 Details of venture units mounted
four.two Analysis of Files
The analysis of proposals will probably be completed on The premise of applicant firm(s)/joint
enterprise(s) responsiveness towards the eligibility standards/ prerequisite. The method for certification
is explicitly stated inside the SOPs. Any misinformation, Phony and solid assertion submitted by
the applicant organization(s)/joint venture(s) will produce disqualification from becoming shortlisted/ prequalified and almost every other motion According to the relevant legislation.
The applications / proposals from the applicant firm(s)/three way partnership(s) will be evaluated based
on requirements as per AEDB (Certification) Polices, 2017 as reproduced underneath:
Sr. Criteria Fat
Enlistment like a agency with PEC in acceptable category relevant to the worth
of your functions. Appropriate specialization codes include:
(i) EE11 Typical Electrical Operates & Solar System
(ii) ME07 Standard Mechanical Is effective and Photo voltaic Process
two. Working experience of photo voltaic/wind project installations 20
3. Abilities/encounter of critical staff/ employees on payroll ten
4. Audited fiscal stories/ bank statement 20
5. Just after income companies period of time, guarantee time period, methodology of expert services/
repairs/ replacements and capabilities of after product sales solutions team 20
six. Application, specialized products and complex capabilities of the firm five
7. Global certifications obtained as photo voltaic/wind installer ten
eight. Quantity of solar/wind installations that have been linked to the grid 05
The passing marks for your qualified applicant will probably be 70. Nevertheless, the qualifying applicant
shall really have to protected at the least 60% marks in Each individual of the above stated requirements from Sr.1-five.

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