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In line with the vision of present government’s policy of “Ease of Doing Business” and for promotion of clean and green energy, AEDB has issued simplified Certification Regulations for installers of solar and wind Projects in the country. AEDB Board has enacted new Alternative Energy Development Board (Certification) Regulations, 2021, effective from August 30, 2021.

Previously, AEDB Board had approved the AEDB (Certification) Regulations in 2018 for the safe, secure and quality-assured supply of solar and wind energy generation projects, products and systems and installation and servicing thereof for small-scale industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential consumers. Under the Regulations, AEDB carried out certification of vendors/ installers/ service providers for installation of wind & solar systems (both net-metering systems & off-grid systems). In this regard, AEDB has certified a total of 126 vendors/ installers/ service providers who have installed approx. 13,000 net-metering based systems all across the country with cumulative capacity of more than 200 MW.

CEO AEDB, Shah Jahan Mirza stated that the new simplified Regulations will act as a catalyst for promotion & deployment of clean and green energy in Pakistan through Distributed Generation exploiting huge wind and solar energy potential in the country.

The new Regulations have been formulated after extensive consultation with all the stakeholders both in the public & in private sector to simplify the procedures laid down in the existing regulations for opening up the market to create competition. Further, to give the broader scope to the Regulations & to allow the certified companies to avail the concessional financing of SBP, the Regulations are applicable for all size of projects for Distributed Generation, except net-metering which is up to 01 MW only. The term of the certificate under the new Regulations has also been increased from one year to 3 years.

By virtue of these Regulations, the certified Intaller would be responsible to provide the minimu warranties for the wind & solar energy equipment as prescribe undr the Regulations. Further, the Installer shall also ensure that the projects and the equipments comprised therein is compliant with the international standards and Specifications.

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February 01, 2021

Today, AEDB has executed the Implementation Agreement (IA) relating to 100MW solar PV power project of Zhenfa Pakistan New Energy Company (Private) Limited (ZPNECPL) in District Layyah, Punjab. Mr. Shah Jahan Mirza, Chief Executive Officer, AEDB has signed the IA with ZPNECPL on behalf of President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

ZPNECPL will put up 229,885 PV modules of 435 Wp each having cumulative capacity of 100 MW, the modules will produce 188,427,600 kWh of clean electricity per annum. The levelized tariff for the project is US Cents 3.72/kWh.

Mr. Shah Jahan Mirza told at this occasion that this is a big step towards Government of Pakistan’s commitment of increasing the renewable energy share in power generation by adding clean and green energy into the system. Further the induction of lower tariff solar projects will help in reducing the overall cost of generation.

Today, AEDB issued Tripartite Letter of Support (TLOS) to 100 MW Solar Project of Zhenfa Pakistan. The signing ceremony was held in the Chief Minister's Secretariat, Lahore and was witnessed by the Honorable Chief Minister Punjab & Federal Minister for Energy. The Project is expected to be commissioned by December 2021 and will produce electricity @ US Cents 3.7 per kwh.


 Net Metering status upto Oct 31 2021






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