net energy metering FAQ


When will the new NEM commence

The new NEM mechanism will commence on 1st Jan 2019 and applicable to all existing NEM consumers.

What is new Net Energy Metering (NEM) (effective 1st Jan 2019)?

A mechanism where an eligible consumer installs a solar PV system primarily for his own use and the excess of energy (kWh) to be exported to the grid and to be offset against kWh from the energy provided by the Distribution Licensee (TNB) to the electricity consumer during the applicable billing period.

What is one-on-one offset?

One-on-one offset means every 1kWh exported to the grid will be offset against 1 kWh consumed from the grid with gazetted tariff. The export charges are charged in decending order (start from the highest applicable rate).

Who can apply for NEM?

Registered consumers of Tenaga Nasional Malaysia (TNB) in Peninsular Malaysia. Not blacklisted (No outstanding bill & meter tampering).

Open to all categories of TNB consumers under the following tariff:

Domestic/Residential (Kediaman)
Commercial (Komersial) [inclusive of government buildings]
Industrial (Perindustrian)
Agriculture (Pertanian) Effective from 1st January 2019

What types of installation are eligible under NEM?

On rooftop of buildings
On garage, car park or similar buildings
For ground-mounted system, it may be allowed on case-by-case basis and the installation shall be within the compound of the applicant’s premises and approved by the Energy Commission.

What is the maximum capacity that one can apply for?

For domestic or residential consumers, the allowable maximum capacity of the PV system installed is 12 kWp for single phase system or 72 kWp for 3 phase system. For commercial, industrial and agricultural consumers, the allowable maximum capacity of the PV system installed is 75% of maximum demand or 60% of fuse rating or 60% of current transformer rating.

Am I eligible to participate in NEM?

Yes, as long as you are a customer of TNB. The basis is always your electricity bill. Please ensure you are a registered customer of TNB (your name/ company as appeared in the TNB bill), only then you are eligible to participate in NEM.

Is a non-local company eligible to participate in NEM?

Yes, as long as the company is a customer of TNB.


Drop us a call today for more information regarding NEM installation and how it can help to save electricity cost based on your monthly energy bill.

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