‘Solar net metering rates won’t be decreased’

Published September 12, 2023
Minister for Energy Muha­m­mad Ali speaks at Sindh Governor House on Sept 11. — PID photo
Minister for Energy Muha­m­mad Ali speaks at Sindh Governor House on Sept 11. — PID photo

KARACHI: Minister for Energy Muha­m­mad Ali on Monday said the caretaker federal government was not decreasing the rates of solar net metering — a process that allows those installing solar panels to sell any excess electricity generated during the daytime back to the National Grid, ultimately reducing their electricity bills.

Talking to the media along with Sindh Gove­rnor Kamran Tess­ori at the Governor House, the minister said a countrywide operation against electricity theft had been launched as the government was trying its best to reduce electricity rates.

The federal energy minister said that electricity rates had changed due to the dollar rate in July bills and electricity bills came higher than dues in August.

The minister said that before October 31, he would announce the special electricity tariff for traders. “Besides, we are arranging gas for the industries in winter. We have to run the industries in the country and proposals of the business community in this regard will be presented to the prime minister,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, the governor said that the business community wanted the economy to continue.

Published in Dawn, September 12th, 2023

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