Prequalification Document Certification of Distributors/Installers/Provider Providers for Set up of Wind andPhoto voltaic PV Programs for Web Metering around 250 kW potential

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1. Introduction ................................................................................................................. three Qualifications on Internet Metering .................................................................................. four
1.two Overview of Present Regulatory Surroundings for Web Metering in Pakistan .......... 5
one.three Current Position of Implementing Net Metering in Pakistan ....................................... six
1.four Net Metering Promotional Method......................................................................... six
METERING Routine ....................................................................................................... eight Privileges for your Accredited Venders/Installers/Services Vendors ............................. eight
two.2 Position of Accredited Venders/Installers/Assistance Suppliers ............................................ 8
Distributors/ SUPPLY/Provider COMPANIES ............................................................. 11
.................................................................................................................................... 13
4.1 Submission of Files..................................................................................... 13
four.2 Evaluation of Paperwork ...................................................................................... 141. Introduction
Progress of Alternative and Renewable Electricity (ARE) based mostly dispersed generation on
net-metering is remaining considered as a positive and possible means of delivering aid in
present-day Power crises. The concept of net-metering has been correctly executed in
quite a few nations around the globe and has become regarded as Among the most promising
software of solar energy specifically. To facilitate prompt marketing of captive and net
metering ideas, governments of various countries have declared several policy
measures, current market mechanisms and incentives for your customers.
International experience indicates that marketing of Internet metering has resulted in building significant
proportion of the domestic, commercial and industrial sector electrical energy people self-reliant
in Assembly their electricity desires. The Global Solar PV Marketplace Outlook 2016 indicates that
share of photo voltaic PV dependent Web metering installations are important contributors in the full photo voltaic PV
potential installed in almost all of the nations. This share in different nations around the world is: Germany
seventy three%, Italy seventy eight%, China 70%, USA seventy eight%, Japan 63%, Spain 15%, Austria ninety%, India 23% etc.
Different market mechanisms and incentives are increasingly being declared by these governments to
boost Web metering at shoppers‟ amount.
Net metering centered photo voltaic applications not just reduce the burden in excess of the nationwide grid but
also support in escalating All round technology potential, decreasing fuel import Invoice, decreasing
emissions of greenhouse gases and strengthening the nationwide grid by minimizing line losses
as well as increasing key deployment of photo voltaic applications. Additional economic Gains like
creation of occupation alternatives, developing production foundation and progress of allied
industries have also been skilled globally. The federal government of Pakistan (GoP) intends to
promote net metering in the place to deliver energy with the load centers, manage
rising electrical energy demand, conserve Electrical power and to deliver environment helpful
The moment propagated, the net metering allows massive proportion in the domestic, commercial,
agriculture and industrial sector electrical power people to meet significant share in their electrical energy
wants at their particular and feed electricity towards the grid occasionally when It's not essential by them. This
will not only lessen the stress to the national grid but will also support in expanding In general
technology potential, minimizing gasoline import bill, lowering emissions of greenhouse gases and
strengthening the national grid by reducing line losses along with rising major
deployment. The ability sector may be benefitted by reduction from the demand for electrical energy
and supporting a cleaner Electrical power long term and reducing pressure to the grid‟s distribution
infrastructure that may also translate into lessening Electricity reduction from transmitting voltage
more than extensive distances.
Apart from currently being effective for The federal government and its electricity services organizations, Web metering
is additionally advantageous for the consumers as well. The electrical power buyers can earn adhering to
by switching to Web metering manner:I. Would make household photo voltaic Strength procedure possession far more desirable and affordable
For several households. It may possibly save homeowners A large number of rupees annually on their
utility expenses, and it would make the whole process of accounting for the Strength flowing to and from
the utility easier and simpler to administer.
II. Economical Credit for Excess Solar Power Produced by the Dispersed Generator.
III. Excess electrical power now offsets energy you would probably otherwise need to purchase at total
retail price ranges. This helps make owning your own personal producing program all the more Price
IV. Produces a bunch of societal Gains for all ratepayers which can be commonly not accounted
for via the utility analysis, which includes: general public wellness Gains, employment and
downstream financial consequences, market price tag impacts, grid stability Positive aspects, and water
price savings.
Net Metering is a gain-win option for all. The Federal Government is thus intends to
aggressively encourage the concept all around the country. For that intent, the Federal
Govt has chose to engage personal sector businesses that could be Accredited for
installing Web metering primarily based solar PV methods. This RFP is issued inviting interested
organizations to post their proposals and qualifications and obtain registered with AEDB as
Accredited installers.
one.1 History on Net Metering
Internet Metering is an incentive scheme for customers of An electrical grid linked to Distributed
Era, typically by means of renewable Vitality sources. Net Metering aims at maximizing
the utilization of a renewable procedure installed at The customer‟s premises by way of off-using
electric power through the electric grid at hours if the manufacture of the method exceeds the
buyer‟s individual usage. A client who installs an on-web site renewable Electricity
generator, generally for decreasing his possess grid use, is currently permitted to offer any
surplus energy models from his installation on the electrical power grid. These models are recorded and
are afterward “netted-off” (i.e., subtracted) from the models eaten from your grid. On this
way, a Internet Metering plan gives an incentive to shoppers to install decentralized
renewable Electricity devices as it gives them the knowledge that they're going to gain from any
electric power made in the procedure, either as a result of possess intake or by way of feeding
it to the grid.
In this situation, a bi-directional electric powered meter is positioned concerning The patron‟s relationship
point along with the grid and information any models drawn through the grid or fed to the grid.Determine one: Typical Internet-Metering Relationship: Use - Generation = Billed
A different scheme broadly deployed uses the Feed-in Tariff. In such a system, an extra
meter is put specifically after the renewable Electrical power generation device and is monitored from the
utility firm. This enables the utility business to monitor the electricity produced and
presented into the grid with the pliability to established a distinct tariff for these models. In the consumer
situation, this basically ends in the consumer possessing two individual connections While using the utility
firm: One for monitoring of renewable Power generation and A further just one for recording
of Vitality consumed.
Feed-in Tariff schemes commonly provide further incentives for example long run acquire
agreements with guaranteed grid accessibility. The intention of such a plan is to market financial commitment
from the renewable Electrical power methods on a small to medium scale by way of assured returns.
Figure 2: Normal Feed-in Tariff Connection: Intake = Billed total;
Generation = Billed amount
In Pakistan, Federal Federal government has allowed Web Metering and encouraging consumers in
domestic, business, industrial and agriculture sector to install photo voltaic PV and wind based
methods at their premises / rooftops and hook up with the method in their worried distribution
firm (DISCO) for Internet metering.
1.2 Overview of Existing Regulatory Natural environment for Internet Metering in Pakistan
NEPRA announced Countrywide Electrical Electric power Regulatory Authority (Alternative & Renewable
Power) Distributed Generation and Web Metering Polices, 2015, vide S.R.O 812
(one)/2015, on September one, 2016 (Laws). With this particular, NEPRA has authorised and place into
result net metering strategies for photo voltaic and wind generation of around 1MW. According to theRegulations, Web metering routine would permit clients with a three-phase electricity
relationship to receive monetary Rewards by offsetting no less than a component of their electrical power expenditures by
making electric power. The treatment for Internet metering is comprised of five techniques which include:
one) submission of application by The customer,
two) technical review of software by DISCO,
3) signing of Internet metering agreement,
4) payment of interconnection expenses by The customer,
five) sale/invest in of electrical energy.
Underneath the Internet Metering routine, a meter effective at recording electricity flows in equally directions
(bi-directional) might be employed. This type of meter information readings when buyers are drawing
ability with the utility‟s grid (that is certainly, using additional Vitality than they are developing) and likewise
when Power is sent into the grid (which is, making use of much less Strength than They are really making). Even so,
There is certainly also provision that two independent meters could be installed which separately report
inflow and outflow of electrical energy. The equilibrium of models (Web of eaten from and feed in to
the grid) will probably be looked after right after every 3 months.
The scheme mentioned in the Laws also outlines the procedure under which, both generators
and distribution corporations, must operate, such as the timeline for approvals.
1.3 Present-day Position of Applying Net Metering in Pakistan
The notion of Internet Metering is remaining promoted everywhere in the place. AEDB together with
other stakeholders from the private and non-private sector like NEPRA, NTDC, DISCOs, Electricity
Division, Ministry of Strength, FBR, Ministry of Science and Technologies, Ministry of
Commerce, Ministry of Industries, Provincial Govt Departments, Renewable and
Different Electricity Association of Pakistan (REAP), Solar High quality Foundation (SQF),
Pakistan Solar Affiliation and so on. have been endorsing net metering in Pakistan. Resulting from
continuous assist and attempts by all stakeholders, to this point, NEPRA has issued 191 era
licenses of approx. cumulative 4.five MW photo voltaic PV for net metering connections.
1.4 Net Metering Advertising Program
The Power Division, Ministry of Energy (MoE) needs to advertise set up of Dispersed
Technology Systems on net metering (DG Facilities) while in the country. In this regard, a whole new
shopper welcoming method for installation of solar energy technology systems for dispersed
generation (DG) services has actually been released underneath the Web-Metering framework authorized
by NEPRA for DG methods approximately 250 KW with the objective of promoting thoroughly clean energy,
introducing time-efficient course of action, guaranteeing adherence to NEPRA‟s Distribution Code and
AEDB‟s high-quality benchmarks and safeguarding buyers from substandard service delivery.
As per the procedure devised by MoE, only Accredited and empaneled suppliers/ provider companies
are going to be qualified available for purchase, installation and service of PV solar panel dependent power generationsystems of as much as 250kW for distributed generation (DG) services related by netmeters towards the distribution grid. Alternative Vitality Enhancement Board (AEDB) has become
mandated to invite applications from effectively reputed and competent vendors/installers/assistance
companies for certification by AEDB for installation of Distributed Generation Services at
premises of interested customers throughout Pakistan in accordance Together with the provisions of your
Federal Federal government Guidelines and NEPRA (Different and Renewable Electrical power) Distributed
Generation and Internet Metering Laws, 2015.2. CERTIFICATION OF INSTALLERS OF SOLAR PV SYSTEMS FOR Web
The MoE has desired that AEDB shall shorter-checklist skilled/ Accredited vendors/installers/support
vendors and give a panel of distributors/installers/service providers to every DISCO for Show
on Internet sites of DISCOs and AEDB. Only this panel of Accredited distributors/installers/assistance
suppliers will likely be qualified available, installation and service of PV photo voltaic panel based mostly energy
era techniques for net metering throughout Pakistan as many as 250kW.
MoE has additional directed the listing organized by AEDB of Qualified
suppliers/installers/provider vendors shall incorporate their total Get in touch with information in addition to range
and power (Watts) of connections/ systems they may have correctly delivered. The record shall be
in descending purchase on The premise of electricity (wattage). AEDB continues to be specified to observe
and ensure that the credentials are properly displayed on DISCOs‟ Internet websites. The
customer(s)/applicant(s) should have free preference of selecting any from the
sellers/installers/provider providers Licensed by AEDB. Privileges for the Accredited Vendors/Installers/Support Vendors
The Accredited sellers/installers/support suppliers will love subsequent privileges as a result of
their certification/registration with AEDB:
1. Only AEDB Accredited distributors/installers/assistance providers shall be eligible for
offering installation/ commissioning expert services for Web metering connections as much as 250
two. Particulars and make contact with specifics in the Accredited installers shall be published on AEDB‟s
Web site and DISCOs‟ Web sites and could be exhibited at other print or social networking
with endorsement as AEDB‟s Qualified installers.
3. Normal general public and community / private sector companies shall be encouraged to seek
solutions from Qualified installers only.
four. A advice letter to the general public sector companies recommending the
set up of wind or solar PV systems within the Licensed installers.
five. Prospects are predicted to acquire greater assurance in certified installers as a result of crucial
phrases of The shopper agreement and certification by AEDB.
2.2 Pursuits to be undertaken via the Certified Distributors/Installers/Support Companies
The Federal Governing administration foresees that every Accredited seller/installer/provider company shall:
a) Adhere to the provisions from the AEDB (Certification) Restrictions, 2017, Regular
Working Strategies for Certification of vendors/installers/provider providers for Internet
Metering nearly 250 kW (SOPs) and Internet-Metering Reference Guidebook For Energy
Consumer and Installers (all paperwork can be found at AEDB Internet site; SOPs are hooked up as Appendix-I to this document);
b) Undertake „photo voltaic PV devices with Internet metering‟ marketing things to do for building
community awareness, such as road displays, distributing flyers, participating in exhibitions,focusing on industries/ educational establishments/ organizations, independently along with
collectively for marketing of net metering throughout Pakistan. If needed, also participate
during the education workshops and seminars;
c) Coordinate and function with DISCOs, NEPRA and AEDB to extend The online metering
connections portfolio in the slightest degree prospects‟ ranges all over nation;
d) Act as a person prevent store and provide services to the customers to process their
purposes for net metering from start until the energization of Internet metering
connections approximately 250 kW.
e) Enter right into a customer agreement in advance of enterprise any set up performs or
provision of related companies to the customer. The format of The shopper settlement is
out there in AEDB (Certification) Regulations, 2017. Compliance with warranties and
other terms and conditions set out in the customer arrangement shall be considered to be an
obligation imposed on this kind of Accredited installer beneath the customer settlement and these
file) Make certain compliance with warranties and excellent/ safety criteria for products and
set up, as specified by AEDB (Net-Metering Reference Guidebook For Electrical energy
Shopper And Installers as readily available on AEDB Site and
g) Be certain compliance to the necessities as specified by NEPRA in its Rules for
net metering;
h) Present soon after sale expert services for your period of at least just one calendar year to The client for
Procedure and routine maintenance on the photo voltaic PV technique/ Internet metering system put in at
consumer(s)‟ facility. Make certain observe-up with prospects for sleek functioning on the
installed photo voltaic / Internet metering program. Also coordinate with DISCOs for resolution of
grievances about metering on priority;
i) Keep on being accessible for responding for the queries/observations/issues, if any because of the
2.three Soliciting Desire of Organizations for Certification
AEDB has thus chose to solicit the desire of distributors/installers/assistance vendors to
submit their apps in addition to all the data and files (duly attested) as per
Choice Strength Progress Board (Certification) Rules, 2017 and in addition to a
pay out purchase of Rs. five,000/- (Rupees 5 Thousand), non-refundable inside the title of Alternate
Strength Fund (AEF), as processing payment. Certification of sellers/installers/support suppliers
will probably be selected The idea of responsiveness into the eligibility standards/ necessity as
specified in this document. AEDB reserves the best to accept or reject all or any programs
for certification consistent with Alternate Vitality Progress Board (Certification)
Restrictions, 2017. AEDB reserves the legal rights to terminate the certification process devoid of
any prior detect at any phase.
The application in full kind As well as in compliance to all prerequisites mentioned During this
doc have to achieve AEDB Head Office environment, Islamabad by November 29, 2017. Theapplications has to be resolved to CEO, AEDB. For virtually any query, make sure you Get hold of the Workplace of
Secretary, AEDB at subsequent:
Different Electricity Growth Board
2nd Ground, OPF Creating, G-5/two
Ph. No. 051-9222360-61
Incomplete applications will not be entertained and will not be processed. Any
misinformation, Wrong and forged statement will bring on disqualification from being Accredited/
pre-qualified and another action According to the relevant law.three. ELIGIBILITY Standards FOR CERTIFICATION/ PRE-QUALIFICATION
OF Suppliers/ SUPPLY/Support Firms
The distributors/support companies/companies/ joint ventures (obtaining capability to provide the entire
package deal of services including study, style, offer of equipment/ materials, set up &
commissioning and article set up again up guidance viz-a-viz operation & servicing
solutions for total technique) with the next energy/ background will be suitable for
certification, which will be for just a period of 1 yr and renewed annually depending on
satisfactory performance:
i. Will need to have an office in Pakistan and have/ willing to determine not less than just one (one) suboffice/ dealership/ soon after sales support Centre within the area from the DISCO where by it
intends to perform business enterprise;
ii. Have to be registered with PEC in ideal group related to the value of your
Is effective and with Specialization codes like 1210 (Renewable energy sources and
Programs), 1220 (Strength Arranging conservation and improvement);
iii. Has to be registered with Cash flow Tax and Profits Tax Departments (Attach NTN & STN
Registration Certificates supported by Energetic NTN& STN);
iv. Have to have neighborhood existence (in the event of foreign organization). Evidence of meaningful partnership
with an area PEC registered consulting agency (s) will be needed in the shape of JV
v. Must be in solar business for last three yrs;
vi. Will need to have experience of completing solar programs (on-grid or off-grid) ideally
set up of at least 10 photo voltaic powered techniques all through past 3 (03) many years (Attach
subsequent paperwork to justify the working experience declare):
(a) Listing of finished and on-heading initiatives with place, elements, measurement/scope,
Price, period of time and share/ job (in the event of Three way partnership)
(b) List of Purchasers
(c) Type of Solar techniques set up
(d) Any further doc to help suitable knowledge
vii. Will have to have inventory of solar devices as per criteria & specifications accredited
by NEPRA and AEDB;
viii. Must have minimum regular yearly turnover of Rs. three million (Attach satisfactory
doc like audited economic statements, tax declaration/ returns and so on.). The audited
money statements/stories of Global corporations making use of as JV lover must be
verified with the foreign Business on the respective providers of origin with the
international companies;
ix. Ought to present affidavit confirming that (a) applicant seller/services service provider/firm/
three way partnership haven't been blacklisted by any govt Section. (if ever
black shown, then provide the case background, existing position of the business regarding this
decision) (b) all the information furnished by the applicant organization/ three way partnership are
accurate (c) the business will present suitable solar products as per approvedstandards & specifications and (d) the organization will deploy employees as per undertaking
x. Ought to attach an unconditional bank warranty in favour of AEDB amounting to Rs.
1,000,000/- (Rupees One Million Only) as per format provided by AEDB;
xi. Cost structure for shortlisted applicant will be as beneath:
1. Just one time Certification Price hundred,000/-
2. Annual Renewal Charge Rs.50,000/-
xii. Certification of the seller/company provider/organization/ three way partnership shall be cancelled/
revoked by NEPRA on violation of NEPRA (Alternative and Renewable Power)
Dispersed Technology and Internet Metering Laws, 2015 OR violation of AEDB
high quality criteria, defrauding/ dishonest a consumer/ violation in the contract/
agreement with The client. The bank assure submitted to AEDB will likely be
encashed forthwith and The seller/support supplier/company/ joint venture shall stay
black-listed for two decades.four. Course of action CERTIFICATE FOR Photo voltaic PV / WIND Program
AEDB has made a decision to invite apps from properly reputed and competent
suppliers/installers/company vendors for certification by AEDB for that goal stated higher than.
To process apps in the interested distributors/installers/provider providers, AEDB has
well prepared SOPs as positioned at Appendix-I to this document. The SOPs delivers for an account
how purposes will be invited/processed And exactly how certification procedure will likely be accomplished.
The SOPs also condition system for put up certification. Submission of Paperwork
Fascinated companies/ Joint Ventures are asked for to post their proposals/programs alongside
with pursuing files as per AEDB (Certification) Regulations, 2017 and data as
sought According to SOP while in the Business office of Chief Govt Officer, AEDB, Islamabad. The intrigued
corporations/ Joint Ventures may perhaps collect additional data and pre-qualification doc from
Place of work from the undersigned in the Functioning several hours.
 Software sort (offered on AEDB‟s website)
 Authority letter/ board resolution along with the duplicate of CNIC/passport with the
 Applicant‟s profile
 Enterprise‟s certification of incorporation or registered partnership deed (as relevant)1
 Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) registration certification in ideal types
appropriate for renewable Electricity and Electricity setting up. Specialised codes as specified by
PEC for providers in solar PV / wind techniques consist of:
o EE-11 (Standard electrical functions & photo voltaic technique)
o ME-07 (Normal mechanical is effective & photo voltaic method)
 NTN registration certificate
 Revenue tax registration certification
 In case of a world organization intending to undertake initiatives less than a three way partnership
with local providers, information of devices/ agreements/ documents in this regard
 List of workers together with CVs of photo voltaic/wind gurus (engineers and pros)
which reveals ample related knowledge
 Resume of nationwide and Intercontinental trainings and certifications attained via the
applicant and/ or its employees in photo voltaic PV / wind units (on-grid, off-grid, hybrid
and so forth.)
 Listing of market common application, equipment, tools and the like owned or employed by the
 Copies of audited money studies for that lesser of three years along with the period of
operations of your applicant; furnished that, the place up to date audited monetary reviews
AEDB will have a preference to the installers for being corporate entities to make sure public availability of their
documents as well as their regulationare not obtainable, then up-to-date administration accounts duly Licensed with the chief
executive Office environment in case of the company or by managing lover in case of the
partnership firm or any other related designation
 Copy of lender statements duly confirmed from the issuing lender for the lesser of 3 several years
plus the period of functions in the applicant; delivered that, where by the applicant just isn't
the corporate or partnership company, then the financial institution statement during the title of applicant‟s
organization duly verified via the issuing bank for a similar period of time
 Depth of initiatives executed in solar PV / wind devices (on-grid, off-grid, hybrid) as
for each proforma at Annex-I
 Soon after gross sales companies system/ methodology and element of right after product sales provider team,
coverage for products and services / repairs / replacements
 Deposit non-refundable software processing price by means of pay out purchase or financial institution challan
in the name of “Choice Power Fund.
 Aspects of project programs mounted
four.2 Analysis of Paperwork
The evaluation of proposals will probably be carried out on the basis of applicant business(s)/joint
venture(s) responsiveness towards the eligibility criteria/ need. The procedure for certification
is explicitly said within the SOPs. Any misinformation, Bogus and cast assertion submitted by
the applicant business(s)/three way partnership(s) will lead to disqualification from remaining shortlisted/ prequalified and any other motion According to the applicable law.
The purposes / proposals of the applicant firm(s)/joint venture(s) is going to be evaluated centered
on requirements Interesting Information as per AEDB (Certification) Laws, 2017 as reproduced under:
Sr. Requirements Excess weight
Enlistment being a agency with PEC in suitable group pertinent to the value
in the performs. Correct specialization codes involve:
(i) EE11 Normal Electrical Functions & Photo voltaic Method
(ii) ME07 Common Mechanical Is effective and Photo voltaic Method
2. Experience of solar/wind venture installations 20
three. Abilities/expertise of crucial staff/ staff on payroll 10
four. Audited financial experiences/ financial institution statement 20
five. Immediately after sales products and services period of time, guarantee period, methodology of services/
repairs/ replacements and abilities of immediately after sales products and services crew twenty
six. Computer software, specialised equipment and specialized abilities on the business 5
7. Global certifications attained as photo voltaic/wind installer 10
8. Amount of solar/wind installations which have been connected to the grid 05
The passing marks with the suitable applicant might be 70. On the other hand, the qualifying applicant
shall need to safe no less than 60% marks in Just about every of the above mentioned standards from Sr.1-five.

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