Prequalification Doc Certification of Sellers/Installers/Assistance Providers for Installation of Wind andPhoto voltaic PV Systems for Net Metering nearly 250 kW capacity

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one. Introduction ................................................................................................................. 3 Qualifications on Internet Metering .................................................................................. four
1.2 Overview of Current Regulatory Setting for Internet Metering in Pakistan .......... five
one.three Current Status of Utilizing Internet Metering in Pakistan ....................................... 6
1.four Net Metering Promotional Plan......................................................................... six
METERING REGIME ....................................................................................................... eight
2.1 Privileges for the Licensed Venders/Installers/Provider Vendors ............................. 8
2.2 Position of Certified Venders/Installers/Provider Companies ............................................ eight
Sellers/ Provide/Assistance Providers ............................................................. 11
4. Method Certification FOR Photo voltaic PV / WIND Technique INSTALLERS
.................................................................................................................................... thirteen Submission of Files..................................................................................... 13
4.two Evaluation of Files ...................................................................................... 141. Introduction
Enhancement of Alternative and Renewable Electricity (ARE) based dispersed technology on
Internet-metering is staying considered as a favorable and feasible means of providing reduction in
present Electrical power crises. The notion of net-metering has actually been effectively implemented in
a lot of international locations throughout the globe and continues to be recognized as Just about the most promising
application of solar Electrical power particularly. To aid prompt promotion of captive and Internet
metering ideas, governments of various international locations have declared various plan
steps, sector mechanisms and incentives for your buyers.
International working experience indicates that advertising of net metering has resulted in earning significant
proportion on the domestic, commercial and industrial sector electrical energy consumers self-reliant
in meeting their electricity needs. The Global Solar PV Market place Outlook 2016 signifies that
share of photo voltaic PV centered Web metering installations are main contributors in the total solar PV
capacity set up in almost all of the international locations. This share in various countries is: Germany
73%, Italy seventy eight%, China 70%, USA 78%, Japan 63%, Spain 15%, Austria ninety%, India 23% etc.
Several current market mechanisms and incentives are now being declared by these governments to
encourage net metering at individuals‟ stage.
Web metering based solar purposes not simply reduce the stress around the nationwide grid but
also guidance in increasing In general era ability, reducing gasoline import Invoice, reducing
emissions of greenhouse gases and strengthening the countrywide grid by reducing line losses
as well as expanding major deployment of solar applications. Additional economic Added benefits like
generation of occupation opportunities, creating production foundation and development of allied
industries have also been knowledgeable globally. The Government of Pakistan (GoP) intends to
endorse net metering inside the state to deliver electric power at the load centers, manage
increasing electricity need, preserve Strength and to deliver natural environment pleasant
electrical energy.
As soon as propagated, the net metering enables substantial proportion of the domestic, industrial,
agriculture and industrial sector electricity customers to meet big share in their electrical energy
needs at their own and feed electrical power to your grid occasionally when It's not necessarily essential by them. This
will not likely only reduce the load over the countrywide grid but may also assist in expanding overall
technology capability, reducing gas import Invoice, reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and
strengthening the countrywide grid by minimizing line losses and also increasing big
deployment. The power sector may be benefitted by reduction inside the need for electrical energy
and supporting a cleaner Electricity long run and decreasing pressure within the grid‟s distribution
infrastructure that could also translate into lessening Electricity decline from transmitting voltage
more than extensive distances.
Aside from being advantageous for the government and its energy providers agencies, net metering
is likewise advantageous for the buyers at the same time. The electricity individuals can earn following
by switching to Web metering mode:I. Would make household solar Vitality method ownership far more appealing and very affordable
For lots of people. It may possibly help you save homeowners 1000s of rupees per year on their
utility charges, and it tends to make the process of accounting for the Power flowing to and from
the utility easier and easier to administer.
II. Money Credit for Added Solar energy Produced by the Dispersed Generator.
III. Excessive electricity now offsets electrical energy you should or else have to obtain at comprehensive
retail price ranges. This tends to make owning your own producing process far more Charge
IV. Makes a bunch of societal Advantages for all ratepayers that are normally not accounted
for from the utility Evaluation, like: public overall health Gains, work and
downstream financial outcomes, market place value impacts, grid protection benefits, and water
price savings.
Net Metering is actually a acquire-acquire selection for all. The Federal Govt is thus intends to
aggressively market the thought all around the region. For that goal, the Federal
Governing administration has made a decision to interact personal sector firms that would be certified for
installing Internet metering centered photo voltaic PV systems. This RFP is issued inviting fascinated
organizations to submit their proposals and credentials and get registered with AEDB as
Licensed installers. Background on Internet Metering
Internet Metering is definitely an incentive plan for people of An electrical grid connected to Distributed
Technology, usually by way of renewable Electricity sources. Internet Metering aims at maximizing
the utilization of the renewable process mounted at The buyer‟s premises by off-having
electrical power as a result of the electrical grid at several hours once the manufacture of the program exceeds the
client‟s have usage. A consumer who installs an on-web site renewable energy
generator, largely for lessening his possess grid consumption, has become permitted to supply any
surplus Power models from his installation to your electrical energy grid. These models are recorded and
are in a while “netted-off” (i.e., subtracted) from the units eaten from your grid. With this
way, a Web Metering scheme provides an incentive to consumers to set up decentralized
renewable Electrical power devices mainly because it presents them the certainty that they're going to benefit from any
energy created throughout the system, possibly as a result of possess use or as a result of feeding
it in the grid.
In this scenario, a bi-directional electric meter is put among The patron‟s connection
position as well as the grid and data any models drawn with the grid or fed into your grid.Figure 1: Usual Internet-Metering Connection: Use - Era = Billed
A different plan greatly deployed utilizes the Feed-in Tariff. In this kind of process, an additional
meter is placed straight after the renewable Vitality generation device and is monitored from the
utility company. This enables the utility corporation to monitor the electrical energy manufactured and
provided on the grid with the flexibleness to set another tariff for these units. In The patron
scenario, this essentially brings about the consumer getting two separate connections While using the utility
organization: One for monitoring of renewable Power creation and another just one for recording
of Electrical power eaten.
Feed-in Tariff schemes typically offer you added incentives which include long-lasting acquire
agreements with assured grid access. The objective of this kind of plan is to market financial investment
in the renewable Vitality devices on a little to medium scale through guaranteed returns.
Determine two: Typical Feed-in Tariff Connection: Consumption = Billed volume;
Era = Billed volume
In Pakistan, Federal Federal government has authorized Internet Metering and encouraging shoppers in
domestic, professional, industrial and agriculture sector to set up solar PV and wind dependent
programs at their premises / rooftops and connect to the program in their anxious distribution
company (DISCO) for net metering.
1.2 Overview of Existing Regulatory Surroundings for Internet Metering in Pakistan
NEPRA declared Countrywide Electric Electric power Regulatory Authority (Substitute & Renewable
Electrical power) Dispersed Technology and Internet Metering Polices, 2015, vide S.R.O 812
(one)/2015, on September one, 2016 (Restrictions). Using this, NEPRA has approved and put into
result Web metering strategies for photo voltaic and wind technology of approximately 1MW. According to theRegulations, Internet metering regime would make it possible for consumers with a three-phase electrical energy
relationship to receive financial Rewards by offsetting not less than an element of their electricity bills by
building electricity. The technique for Internet metering is comprised of five steps together with:
1) submission of software by The buyer,
two) specialized critique of application by DISCO,
three) signing of net metering settlement,
four) payment of interconnection rates by the consumer,
5) sale/buy of electrical energy.
Beneath the Web Metering routine, a meter effective at recording ability flows in both equally directions
(bi-directional) is going to be applied. Such a meter data readings when buyers are drawing
ability through the utility‟s grid (that is definitely, using much more Electrical power than They can be manufacturing) and in addition
when Power is sent on the grid (that may be, utilizing significantly less Electricity than These are making). On the other hand,
There's also provision that two different meters is usually put in which separately record
inflow and outflow of electric power. The balance of models (Internet of eaten from and feed in to
the grid) will be looked after soon after every single three months.
The plan mentioned during the Laws also outlines the procedure beneath which, both of those turbines
and distribution businesses, must run, including the timeline for approvals.
1.3 Present-day Standing of Employing Web Metering in Pakistan
The notion of Web Metering is remaining promoted all around the place. AEDB together with
other stakeholders inside the public and private sector like NEPRA, NTDC, DISCOs, Electricity
Division, Ministry of Electrical power, FBR, Ministry of Science and Technological know-how, Ministry of
Commerce, Ministry of Industries, Provincial Government Departments, Renewable and
Alternate Strength Association of Pakistan (REAP), Solar High quality Foundation (SQF),
Pakistan Solar Affiliation and many others. are endorsing net metering in Pakistan. Because of
constant help and attempts by all stakeholders, thus far, NEPRA has issued 191 technology
licenses of approx. cumulative four.five MW photo voltaic PV for Web metering connections.
1.4 Net Metering Advertising Program
The Power Division, Ministry of Energy (MoE) wishes to promote set up of Dispersed
Generation Systems on net metering (DG Amenities) inside the nation. On this regard, a different
purchaser friendly system for set up of solar energy technology devices for distributed
technology (DG) facilities is launched underneath the Internet-Metering framework authorized
by NEPRA for DG units as much as 250 KW with the objective of selling clear Electricity,
introducing time-economical approach, making certain adherence to NEPRA‟s Distribution Code and
AEDB‟s high quality requirements and safeguarding buyers from substandard company shipping and delivery.
As per the method devised by MoE, only Licensed and empaneled sellers/ company providers
are going to be suitable on the market, installation and service of PV solar panel based mostly electrical power generationsystems of up to 250kW for dispersed era (DG) facilities related by netmeters to the distribution grid. Choice Electricity Growth Board (AEDB) continues to be
mandated to ask applications from perfectly reputed and knowledgeable suppliers/installers/assistance
providers for certification by AEDB for set up of Distributed Technology Amenities at
premises of interested shoppers throughout Pakistan in accordance Together with the provisions from the
Federal Government Procedures and NEPRA (Different and Renewable Electricity) Distributed
Technology and Net Metering Laws, 2015.2. CERTIFICATION OF INSTALLERS OF SOLAR PV Methods FOR Web
The MoE has wanted that AEDB shall small-checklist experienced/ Licensed sellers/installers/company
suppliers and give a panel of vendors/installers/service vendors to every DISCO for Show
on Web-sites of DISCOs and AEDB. Only this panel of certified suppliers/installers/service
vendors is going to be qualified on the market, set up and service of PV photo voltaic panel centered power
generation devices for Web metering all over Pakistan nearly 250kW.
MoE has further more directed which the listing organized by AEDB of Licensed
sellers/installers/support companies shall include their entire Call details as well as number
and power (Watts) of connections/ methods they may have productively offered. The list shall be
in descending purchase on the basis of power (wattage). AEDB has become selected to monitor
and be sure that the qualifications are effectively displayed on DISCOs‟ Web sites. The
client(s)/applicant(s) will have free preference of choosing any from the
distributors/installers/service vendors Qualified by AEDB.
two.1 Privileges to the Licensed Suppliers/Installers/Assistance Vendors
The Qualified vendors/installers/provider providers will appreciate next privileges due to
their certification/registration with AEDB:
one. Only AEDB certified sellers/installers/provider vendors shall be suitable for
delivering installation/ commissioning solutions for net metering connections approximately 250
2. Particulars and speak to aspects of your Qualified installers shall be posted on AEDB‟s
Site and DISCOs‟ Internet sites and will be shown at other print or social networking
with endorsement as AEDB‟s Licensed installers.
3. General public and general public / private sector corporations shall be encouraged to hunt
providers from certified installers only.
four. A advice letter to the public sector organizations recommending the
set up of wind or photo voltaic PV devices in the certified installers.
5. Customers are anticipated to get bigger self esteem in Qualified installers a result of the essential
conditions of The shopper agreement and certification by AEDB.
two.2 Actions being carried out from the Certified Suppliers/Installers/Support Providers
The Federal Government foresees that each Qualified vendor/installer/assistance service provider shall:
a) Adhere to the provisions with the AEDB (Certification) Rules, 2017, Typical
Operating Processes for Certification of sellers/installers/provider providers for Internet
Metering up to 250 kW (SOPs) and Internet-Metering Reference Guide For Energy
Shopper and Installers (all files can be obtained at AEDB Website; SOPs are attached as Appendix-I to this doc);
b) Undertake „solar PV devices with Internet metering‟ advertising routines for making
community awareness, including highway displays, distributing flyers, participating in exhibitions,targeting industries/ educational institutions/ corporations, independently as well as
collectively for advertising of Web metering around Pakistan. If wanted, also take part
from the training workshops and seminars;
c) Coordinate and do the job with DISCOs, NEPRA and AEDB to extend the net metering
connections portfolio at all consumers‟ amounts around nation;
d) Work as 1 quit shop and supply expert services to the customers to system their
purposes for Internet metering from get started until the energization of Internet metering
connections up to 250 kW.
e) Enter into a shopper settlement prior to endeavor any set up operates or
provision of connected services to The client. The structure of The client agreement is
available in AEDB (Certification) Regulations, 2017. Compliance with warranties and
other conditions and terms established out in The shopper arrangement shall be considered to get an
obligation imposed on these types of Qualified installer below The client arrangement and these
f) Make sure compliance with warranties and excellent/ basic safety standards for machines and
set up, as specified by AEDB (Web-Metering Reference Guidebook For Electric power
Buyer And Installers as obtainable on AEDB Website and
g) Assure compliance to the necessities as specified by NEPRA in its Regulations for
Web metering;
h) Supply just after sale services to get a duration of not less than a person 12 months to the customer for
operation and upkeep on the solar PV process/ Internet metering program installed at
purchaser(s)‟ facility. Ensure comply with-up with consumers for easy working of the
set up photo voltaic / net metering technique. Also coordinate with DISCOs for resolution of
issues concerning metering on priority;
i) Continue to be available for responding for the queries/observations/complaints, if any from the
2.3 Soliciting Fascination of Corporations for Certification
AEDB has hence chose to solicit the curiosity of distributors/installers/support suppliers to
submit their applications as well as all the knowledge and files (duly attested) According to
Substitute Electrical power Progress Board (Certification) Rules, 2017 and along with a
pay back buy of Rs. five,000/- (Rupees 5 Thousand), non-refundable from the title of Alternate
Energy Fund (AEF), as processing rate. Certification of suppliers/installers/service providers
will likely be selected the basis of responsiveness for the eligibility requirements/ need as
specified in this document. AEDB reserves the ideal to simply accept or reject any or all purposes
for certification in keeping with Alternative Electricity Enhancement Board (Certification)
Rules, 2017. AEDB reserves the rights to terminate the certification system with out
any prior discover at any phase.
The applying in full form As well as in compliance to all prerequisites said in this
document ought to get to AEDB Head Business office, Islamabad by November 29, 2017. Theapplications have to be resolved to CEO, AEDB. For just about any question, make sure you Speak to the Place of work of
Secretary, AEDB at following:
Substitute Electricity Growth Board
2nd Flooring, OPF Creating, G-five/2
Ph. No. 051-9222360-61
Incomplete applications will not be entertained and will not be processed. Any
misinformation, false and cast assertion will lead to disqualification from currently being Licensed/
pre-skilled and every other action According to the relevant legislation.three. ELIGIBILITY Requirements FOR CERTIFICATION/ PRE-QUALIFICATION
The vendors/assistance companies/firms/ joint ventures (possessing potential to provide the entire
bundle of services such as survey, design, provide of equipment/ components, installation &
commissioning and article set up back again up aid viz-a-viz Procedure & servicing
services for total method) with the following power/ qualifications could well be qualified for
certification, which will be for just a period of one particular year and renewed annually based on
satisfactory general performance:
i. Will need to have an Business in Pakistan and also have/ prepared to ascertain a minimum of a person (one) suboffice/ dealership/ soon after product sales company Centre within the location of the DISCO where by it
intends to complete business enterprise;
ii. Needs to be registered with PEC in correct group related to the worth of your
Will work and with Specialization codes like 1210 (Renewable energy resources and
Programs), 1220 (Strength Setting up conservation and advancement);
iii. Has to be registered with Revenue Tax and Sales Tax Departments (Connect NTN & STN
Registration Certificates supported by active NTN& STN);
iv. Must have neighborhood existence (in the event of foreign organization). Proof of meaningful partnership
with an area PEC registered consulting agency (s) is going to be necessary in The form of JV
v. Has to be in photo voltaic business enterprise for very last three many years;
vi. Will need to have practical experience of finishing solar systems (on-grid or off-grid) if possible
set up of at the very least ten photo voltaic run techniques in the course of final three (03) years (Attach
following documents to justify the expertise declare):
(a) Listing of concluded and on-likely jobs with place, components, dimensions/scope,
Price, interval and share/ position (in the event of Joint venture)
(b) List of Shoppers
(c) Kind of Solar devices put in
(d) Any additional doc to assistance suitable For More Info encounter
vii. Should possess stock of solar tools According to benchmarks & technical specs authorized
by NEPRA and AEDB;
viii. Will need to have minimum amount typical annual turnover of Rs. 3 million (Attach acceptable
document like audited monetary statements, tax declaration/ returns etc.). The audited
financial statements/experiences of international firms implementing as JV companion should be
confirmed in the international Workplace in the respective providers of origin of your
Worldwide firms;
ix. Should supply affidavit confirming that (a) applicant vendor/services supplier/firm/
three way partnership have never been blacklisted by any authorities department. (if ever
black listed, then offer the situation record, latest standing in the company regarding this
conclusion) (b) all the data supplied by the applicant firm/ joint venture are
correct (c) the business will deliver suitable photo voltaic products as per approvedstandards & technical specs and (d) the organization will deploy team as per undertaking
x. Should connect an unconditional lender guarantee in favour of AEDB amounting to Rs.
one,000,000/- (Rupees One Million Only) as per structure furnished by AEDB;
xi. Cost construction for shortlisted applicant will likely be as below:
one. Just one time Certification Cost Rs.100,000/-
two. Annual Renewal Payment Rs.50,000/-
xii. Certification of the vendor/support provider/business/ joint venture shall be cancelled/
revoked by NEPRA on violation of NEPRA (Option and Renewable Electricity)
Distributed Generation and Net Metering Rules, 2015 OR violation of AEDB
good quality expectations, defrauding/ cheating a customer/ violation on the deal/
arrangement with the customer. The bank assure submitted to AEDB will be
encashed forthwith and the vendor/service company/company/ joint venture shall stay
black-outlined for two decades.four. Treatment CERTIFICATE FOR Photo voltaic PV / WIND Technique
AEDB has decided to invite purposes from very well reputed and proficient
sellers/installers/service companies for certification by AEDB for your intent stated earlier mentioned.
To approach programs in the interested sellers/installers/company vendors, AEDB has
well prepared SOPs as placed at Appendix-I to this doc. The SOPs presents for an account
how apps will be invited/processed And just how certification course of action will likely be completed.
The SOPs also condition mechanism for write-up certification.
4.1 Submission of Documents
Fascinated corporations/ Joint Ventures are asked for to submit their proposals/programs along
with next documents According to AEDB (Certification) Rules, 2017 and data as
sought as per SOP in the office of Chief Govt Officer, AEDB, Islamabad. The intrigued
firms/ Joint Ventures may gather added information and pre-qualification doc from
Place of work with the undersigned throughout the Operating several hours.
 Application kind (offered on AEDB‟s Web page)
ï‚· Authority letter/ board resolution combined with the duplicate of CNIC/passport from the
 Applicant‟s profile
 Firm‟s certificate of incorporation or registered partnership deed (as relevant)1
ï‚· Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) registration certification in correct categories
related for renewable Strength and Electrical power planning. Specialised codes as specified by
PEC for businesses in photo voltaic PV / wind programs contain:
o EE-eleven (Normal electrical will work & photo voltaic technique)
o ME-07 (General mechanical will work & solar technique)
ï‚· NTN registration certification
ï‚· Product sales tax registration certificate
ï‚· In the event of an international organization intending to undertake projects under a three way partnership
with nearby providers, information of devices/ agreements/ paperwork in this regard
ï‚· Listing of staff together with CVs of solar/wind industry experts (engineers and specialists)
which exhibits sufficient related encounter
ï‚· Resume of national and Global trainings and certifications acquired because of the
applicant and/ or its workers in solar PV / wind units (on-grid, off-grid, hybrid
and so forth.)
ï‚· Listing of field common computer software, resources, devices and also the like owned or utilized by the
ï‚· Copies of audited economical stories for that lesser of 3 a long time and also the period of
operations on the applicant; furnished that, where by updated audited economic stories
AEDB will have a desire with the installers to be company entities to be sure community availability of their
documents as well as their regulationare not obtainable, then updated administration accounts duly certified with the Main
government Place of work in the event of the organization or by running husband or wife in the event of the
partnership business or any other equivalent designation
ï‚· Duplicate of bank statements duly verified because of the issuing lender for your lesser of three a long time
as well as the duration of functions with the applicant; provided that, wherever the applicant will not be
the organization or partnership organization, then the lender assertion within the identify of applicant‟s
enterprise duly confirmed through the issuing bank for a similar period of time
ï‚· Detail of jobs executed in solar PV / wind programs (on-grid, off-grid, hybrid) as
for each proforma at Annex-I
ï‚· After product sales companies system/ methodology and depth of just after profits company staff,
policy for companies / repairs / replacements
ï‚· Deposit non-refundable application processing payment through pay back purchase or bank challan
inside the identify of “Different Power Fund.
ï‚· Facts of challenge devices mounted
four.2 Evaluation of Documents
The evaluation of proposals is going to be completed on The idea of applicant firm(s)/joint
enterprise(s) responsiveness to your eligibility requirements/ need. The method for certification
is explicitly stated inside the SOPs. Any misinformation, Bogus and forged statement submitted by
the applicant business(s)/joint venture(s) will lead to disqualification from getting shortlisted/ prequalified and some other action as per the relevant law.
The apps / proposals with the applicant firm(s)/three way partnership(s) might be evaluated dependent
on standards as per AEDB (Certification) Regulations, 2017 as reproduced under:
Sr. Conditions Bodyweight
Enlistment to be a agency with PEC in correct classification pertinent to the value
in the works. Acceptable specialization codes contain:
(i) EE11 Standard Electrical Functions & Solar Program
(ii) ME07 Basic Mechanical Performs and Photo voltaic System
two. Expertise of photo voltaic/wind project installations 20
3. Capabilities/experience of crucial personnel/ staff on payroll ten
4. Audited economic reports/ bank assertion twenty
five. Immediately after sales companies period, warranty period, methodology of products and services/
repairs/ replacements and abilities of just after gross sales expert services staff 20
6. Application, specialised devices and technical capabilities from the agency five
7. Global certifications acquired as solar/wind installer 10
8. Amount of photo voltaic/wind installations which have been linked to the grid 05
The passing marks to the suitable applicant is going to be 70. On the other hand, the qualifying applicant
shall must protected at the very least sixty% marks in Each and every of the above mentioned mentioned requirements from

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