Prequalification Document Certification of Sellers/Installers/Services Providers for Set up of Wind andPhoto voltaic PV Units for Web Metering as many as 250 kW ability

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www.aedb.orgTable of Contents
one. Introduction ................................................................................................................. 3 History on Internet Metering .................................................................................. four
1.2 Overview of Present Regulatory Environment for Web Metering in Pakistan .......... five
1.three Existing Status of Utilizing Internet Metering in Pakistan ....................................... 6
one.4 Web Metering Advertising Plan......................................................................... six
METERING Routine ....................................................................................................... 8
two.1 Privileges with the Accredited Venders/Installers/Provider Suppliers ............................. 8
two.2 Function of Qualified Venders/Installers/Support Companies ............................................ 8
Suppliers/ SUPPLY/Company Businesses ............................................................. eleven
4. Course of action CERTIFICATE FOR Photo voltaic PV / WIND Method INSTALLERS
.................................................................................................................................... thirteen
4.1 Submission of Paperwork..................................................................................... 13
4.2 Analysis of Documents ...................................................................................... 141. Introduction
Improvement of different and Renewable Power (ARE) dependent dispersed generation on
net-metering is remaining regarded as a positive and feasible way of supplying reduction in
current Strength crises. The notion of Web-metering is efficiently implemented in
several nations around the world across the world and continues to be recognized as Just about the most promising
software of photo voltaic Electricity especially. To facilitate prompt promotion of captive and net
metering ideas, governments of different nations have introduced different coverage
measures, market place mechanisms and incentives to the consumers.
Intercontinental expertise indicates that marketing of net metering has resulted in earning huge
proportion with the domestic, commercial and industrial sector energy people self-reliant
in Assembly their electrical energy requires. The worldwide Photo voltaic PV Market Outlook 2016 indicates that
share of solar PV based Web metering installations are important contributors in the entire solar PV
capacity mounted in many of the international locations. This share in various countries is: Germany
seventy three%, Italy 78%, China 70%, United states of america seventy eight%, Japan sixty three%, Spain 15%, Austria 90%, India 23% etc.
Several current market mechanisms and incentives are being introduced by these governments to
boost Web metering at buyers‟ amount.
Net metering based mostly solar applications not just lessen the load more than the countrywide grid but
also assist in rising Total generation potential, lessening gas import Invoice, decreasing
emissions of greenhouse gases and strengthening the nationwide grid by reducing line losses
along with increasing main deployment of photo voltaic programs. Extra financial Added benefits like
generation of position opportunities, developing production base and progress of allied
industries have also been expert globally. The Government of Pakistan (GoP) intends to
market Internet metering during the region to produce electricity within the load facilities, regulate
expanding energy desire, preserve Vitality and also to produce surroundings friendly
electrical energy.
When propagated, The online metering enables substantial proportion on the domestic, industrial,
agriculture and industrial sector electrical energy individuals to meet significant share of their electrical power
desires at their own and feed electricity into the grid from time to time when it is not necessary by them. This
will likely not only lessen the burden around the nationwide grid but will even assistance in expanding In general
era capability, cutting down gas import Invoice, lowering emissions of greenhouse gases and
strengthening the countrywide grid by reducing line losses as well as increasing important
deployment. The ability sector can be benefitted by reduction during the demand from customers for electrical power
and supporting a cleaner energy foreseeable future and lessening pressure about the grid‟s distribution
infrastructure that could also translate into lessening Vitality loss from transmitting voltage
around lengthy distances.
Apart from remaining advantageous for The federal government and its energy services organizations, Internet metering
can also be advantageous for your shoppers also. The electricity individuals can gain adhering to
by switching to net metering manner:I. Would make residential photo voltaic Electricity technique possession a lot more attractive and affordable
For several households. It could possibly help you save homeowners A huge number of rupees a year on their
utility expenditures, and it would make the whole process of accounting to the Vitality flowing to and from
the utility less complicated and much easier to administer.
II. Financial Credit history for Further Solar Power Made by the Dispersed Generator.
III. Surplus electric power now offsets energy you should if not really need to buy at complete
retail price ranges. This can make owning your personal building method far more Charge
IV. Generates a bunch of societal Gains for all ratepayers which have been typically not accounted
for by the utility Investigation, which include: general public wellness Positive aspects, employment and
downstream economic consequences, market price impacts, grid safety Positive aspects, and drinking water
cost savings.
Internet Metering is a get-earn selection for all. The Federal Federal government is for that reason intends to
aggressively market the principle all around the state. For that intent, the Federal
Authorities has chose to have interaction private sector companies that could be Licensed for
installing Web metering centered photo voltaic PV programs. This RFP is issued inviting intrigued
firms to submit their proposals and qualifications and have registered with AEDB as
Accredited installers. History on Web Metering
Internet Metering is undoubtedly an incentive plan for buyers of an electric grid related to Dispersed
Era, ordinarily through renewable Electrical power resources. Web Metering aims at maximizing
the utilization of a renewable technique put in at The patron‟s premises via off-using
electricity by way of the electrical grid at hours once the creation of the technique exceeds the
customer‟s personal intake. A shopper who installs an on-site renewable Vitality
generator, principally for lessening his have grid intake, is now permitted to offer any
surplus energy models from his installation to your electricity grid. These models are recorded and
are afterward “netted-off” (i.e., subtracted) in opposition to the units consumed within the grid. Within this
way, a Internet Metering scheme delivers an incentive to shoppers to install decentralized
renewable Electrical power techniques because it presents them the understanding that they will reap the benefits of any
electrical power developed throughout the program, possibly as a result of have use or through feeding
it to the grid.
In this situation, a bi-directional electric powered meter is positioned in between The buyer‟s relationship
level as well as the grid and data any models drawn with the grid or fed into the grid.Figure one: Standard Net-Metering Link: Use - Generation = Billed
amount of money
Yet another plan greatly deployed makes use of the Feed-in Tariff. In such a program, yet another
meter is put directly after the renewable energy generation device and is monitored by the
utility business. This enables the utility corporation to watch the electrical energy made and
presented to your grid with the pliability to set a special tariff for these models. In The buyer
situation, this in essence leads to The patron acquiring two independent connections Along with the utility
firm: A person for monitoring of renewable Strength production and Yet another just one for recording
of Strength consumed.
Feed-in Tariff techniques normally give added incentives for example lasting obtain
agreements with certain grid obtain. The target of such a scheme is to advertise investment
within the renewable Vitality methods on a small to medium scale through guaranteed returns.
Determine 2: Usual Feed-in Tariff Connection: Usage = Billed total;
Technology = Billed amount
In Pakistan, Federal Government has permitted Web Metering and encouraging shoppers in
domestic, business, industrial and agriculture sector to install solar PV and wind dependent
techniques at their premises / rooftops and connect to the technique in their concerned distribution
company (DISCO) for net metering.
one.two Overview of Present Regulatory Environment for Net Metering in Pakistan
NEPRA introduced Nationwide Electrical Ability Regulatory Authority (Different & Renewable
Power) Dispersed Generation and Internet Metering Laws, 2015, vide S.R.O 812
(one)/2015, on September one, 2016 (Polices). With this particular, NEPRA has authorised and set into
result Internet metering strategies for solar and wind generation of around 1MW. As per theRegulations, Net metering regime would enable buyers with A 3-section electric power
connection to acquire monetary Gains by offsetting not less than a component in their power costs by
creating electrical energy. The method for Internet metering is comprised of 5 techniques which includes:
1) submission of software by The patron,
2) technological review of software by DISCO,
3) signing of Internet metering agreement,
four) payment of interconnection rates by The patron,
five) sale/buy of electrical energy.
Underneath the Internet Metering routine, a meter capable of recording electricity flows in the two directions
(bi-directional) might be utilised. This type of meter information readings when buyers are drawing
electricity within the utility‟s grid (that is, working with additional Power than they are making) and also
when Vitality is shipped for the grid (that may be, utilizing a lot less energy than They're generating). However,
There's also provision that two individual meters is usually mounted which individually history
inflow and outflow of electrical power. The balance of units (Web of consumed from and feed in to
the grid) will be looked after soon after each 3 months.
The scheme said within the Restrictions also outlines the procedure underneath which, each turbines
and distribution organizations, ought to run, including the timeline for approvals.
one.three Present-day Position of Applying Internet Metering in Pakistan
The strategy of Net Metering is getting promoted all around the state. AEDB together with
other stakeholders while in the public and private sector like NEPRA, NTDC, DISCOs, Electric power
Division, Ministry of Vitality, FBR, Ministry of Science and Technologies, Ministry of
Commerce, Ministry of Industries, Provincial Governing administration Departments, Renewable and
Alternative Electricity Association of Pakistan (Enjoy), Solar Top quality Basis (SQF),
Pakistan Photo voltaic Association and so forth. have been marketing Web metering in Pakistan. As a result of
steady help and initiatives by all stakeholders, to this point, NEPRA has issued 191 era
licenses of approx. cumulative four.5 MW solar PV for Web metering connections.
one.4 Net Metering Promotional Application
The Power Division, Ministry of Vitality (MoE) wishes to market installation of Distributed
Era Systems on Internet metering (DG Amenities) within the place. Within this regard, a whole new
purchaser friendly approach for set up of solar energy technology systems for distributed
generation (DG) facilities has actually been released underneath the Web-Metering framework approved
by NEPRA for DG techniques approximately 250 KW with the objective of selling cleanse Electrical power,
introducing time-efficient procedure, ensuring adherence to NEPRA‟s Distribution Code and
AEDB‟s high quality specifications and safeguarding buyers from substandard provider shipping.
As per the process devised by MoE, only Accredited and empaneled distributors/ support providers
will probably be eligible available for purchase, set up and service of PV solar panel centered electric power generationsystems of as many as 250kW for distributed generation (DG) amenities related via netmeters to your distribution grid. Option Energy Development Board (AEDB) has long been
mandated to invite applications from well reputed and proficient sellers/installers/service
vendors for certification by AEDB for installation of Distributed Era Services at
premises of intrigued individuals all over Pakistan in accordance While using the provisions in the
Federal Governing administration Policies and NEPRA (Choice and Renewable Strength) Distributed
Generation and Internet Metering Polices, 2015.two. CERTIFICATION OF INSTALLERS OF SOLAR PV Methods FOR NET
The MoE has ideal that AEDB shall shorter-listing skilled/ Licensed sellers/installers/provider
companies and give a panel of sellers/installers/assistance providers to each DISCO for Screen
on Web sites of DISCOs and AEDB. Only this panel of Accredited sellers/installers/service
companies might be suitable on the market, set up and repair of PV photo voltaic panel centered energy
generation techniques for Internet metering throughout Pakistan approximately 250kW.
MoE has further more directed which the record organized by AEDB of Accredited
suppliers/installers/support companies shall have their entire Get hold of facts coupled with number
and power (Watts) of connections/ units they have got efficiently furnished. The checklist shall be
in descending purchase on The idea of electricity (wattage). AEDB has long been specified to monitor
and make sure the credentials are properly exhibited on DISCOs‟ Internet websites. The
client(s)/applicant(s) can have totally free preference of selecting any from the
sellers/installers/provider providers Accredited by AEDB. Privileges for your Qualified Distributors/Installers/Company Companies
The Qualified distributors/installers/company companies will love adhering to privileges on account of
their certification/registration with AEDB:
1. Only AEDB Qualified sellers/installers/support suppliers shall be suitable for
offering set up/ commissioning solutions for Internet metering connections as many as 250
two. Particulars and call aspects from the Licensed installers shall be published on AEDB‟s
Web-site and DISCOs‟ Internet sites and should be shown at other print or social media marketing
with endorsement as AEDB‟s certified installers.
3. Common public and community / personal sector businesses shall be inspired to seek
solutions from Licensed installers only.
four. A advice letter to the public sector businesses recommending the
set up of wind or photo voltaic PV units in the Licensed installers.
5. Clients are anticipated to get increased self esteem in Accredited installers mainly because of the key
conditions of The shopper arrangement and certification by AEDB.
2.2 Activities to generally be carried out with the Licensed Vendors/Installers/Service Vendors
The Federal Govt foresees that each certified seller/installer/assistance supplier shall:
a) follow the provisions of your AEDB (Certification) Restrictions, 2017, Common
Operating Strategies for Certification of suppliers/installers/services vendors for Internet
Metering up to 250 kW (SOPs) and Internet-Metering Reference Manual For Energy
Purchaser and Installers (all paperwork are offered at AEDB Internet site; SOPs are attached as Appendix-I to this document);
b) Undertake „photo voltaic PV techniques with Web metering‟ promotional things to do for producing
general public awareness, for instance road exhibits, distributing flyers, participating in exhibitions,targeting industries/ instructional institutions/ businesses, independently as well as
collectively for advertising of Internet metering all over Pakistan. If wanted, also take part
while in the training workshops and seminars;
c) Coordinate and operate with DISCOs, NEPRA and AEDB to expand the net metering
connections portfolio in the slightest degree clients‟ stages around state;
d) Act as a single halt store and supply products and services to the customers to course of action their
purposes for Web metering from start till the energization of net metering
connections around 250 kW.
e) Enter into a client arrangement right before undertaking any set up works or
provision of related products and services to The shopper. The format of the customer agreement is
obtainable in AEDB (Certification) Rules, 2017. Compliance with warranties and
other stipulations set out in the customer agreement shall be deemed to get an
obligation imposed on these kinds of Qualified installer under the customer agreement and these
file) Assure compliance with warranties and high-quality/ basic safety expectations for tools and
set up, as specified by AEDB (Internet-Metering Reference Manual For Electricity
Purchaser And Installers as readily available on AEDB Internet site and
g) Make certain compliance to the necessities as specified by NEPRA in its Rules for
net metering;
h) Present soon after sale providers for a period of at least one 12 months to the customer for
operation and routine maintenance on the photo voltaic PV program/ Web metering program mounted at
client(s)‟ facility. Be certain stick to-up with prospects for easy operating from the
put in photo voltaic / net metering technique. Also coordinate with DISCOs for resolution of
problems relating to metering on precedence;
i) Keep on being available for responding on the queries/observations/problems, if any from the
two.three Soliciting Desire of Organizations for Certification
AEDB has hence made a decision to solicit the interest of vendors/installers/support suppliers to
submit their apps in conjunction with all the data and files (duly attested) According to
Choice Electrical power Development Board (Certification) Regulations, 2017 and along with a
pay out purchase of Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand), non-refundable within the name of Alternate
Power Fund (AEF), as processing charge. Certification of vendors/installers/services providers
will probably be selected The premise of responsiveness to your eligibility standards/ prerequisite as
specified in this document. AEDB reserves the proper to simply accept or reject all or any programs
for certification in keeping with Alternative Energy Enhancement Board (Certification)
Restrictions, 2017. AEDB reserves the rights to terminate the certification procedure without
any prior see at any phase.
The application in full type As well as in compliance to all demands mentioned With this
document will have to reach AEDB Head office, Islamabad by November 29, 2017. Theapplications needs to be tackled to CEO, AEDB. For almost any question, please Speak to the Office environment of
Secretary, AEDB at subsequent:
Option Power Growth Board
2nd Flooring, OPF Constructing, G-5/2
Ph. No. 051-9222360-sixty one
Incomplete applications won't be entertained and won't be processed. Any
misinformation, Wrong and cast statement will bring about disqualification from currently being Qualified/
pre-experienced and another action According to the relevant regulation.three. ELIGIBILITY Conditions FOR CERTIFICATION/ PRE-QUALIFICATION
OF Sellers/ SUPPLY/Assistance Firms
The vendors/service providers/companies/ joint ventures (owning ability to provide the whole
bundle of expert services which include study, design and style, supply of equipment/ resources, set up &
commissioning and publish set up back again up aid viz-a-viz Procedure & routine maintenance
expert services for full method) with the following strength/ track record can be qualified for
certification, which will be for any duration of 1 calendar year and renewed on a yearly basis determined by
satisfactory functionality:
i. Should have an Place of work in Pakistan and also have/ eager to ascertain a minimum of 1 (one) suboffice/ dealership/ immediately after income support center from the area of the DISCO wherever it
intends to perform company;
ii. Must be registered with PEC in ideal classification appropriate to the worth on the
Works and with Specialization codes like 1210 (Renewable Electricity sources and
Programs), 1220 (Energy Setting up conservation and improvement);
iii. Need to be registered with Earnings Tax and Profits Tax Departments (Connect NTN & STN
Registration Certificates supported by active NTN& STN);
iv. Have to have local presence (in the event of foreign agency). Evidence of significant partnership
with a local PEC registered consulting company (s) might be required in the shape of JV
v. Have to be in photo voltaic business enterprise for final three several years;
vi. Needs to have experience of completing solar methods (on-grid or off-grid) if possible
set up of not less than ten solar powered techniques for the duration of past a few (03) years (Connect
following files to justify the experience claim):
(a) Listing of concluded and on-heading initiatives with site, parts, dimensions/scope,
Value, Read more time period and share/ part (in case of Three way partnership)
(b) Listing of Clientele
(c) Sort of Photo voltaic programs set up
(d) Any extra doc to guidance suitable knowledge
vii. Need to possess stock of solar machines as per requirements & technical specs accredited
by NEPRA and AEDB;
viii. Will need to have minimum common annual turnover of Rs. three million (Attach appropriate
document like audited financial statements, tax declaration/ returns and so on.). The audited
monetary statements/studies of Worldwide firms making use of as JV partner have to be
confirmed in the foreign Office environment in the respective corporations of origin in the
Global businesses;
ix. Ought to provide affidavit confirming that (a) applicant vendor/assistance provider/company/
three way partnership haven't been blacklisted by any authorities Section. (if at any time
black listed, then offer the case heritage, present status with the agency concerning this
decision) (b) all the knowledge provided by the applicant organization/ three way partnership are
right (c) the company will supply suitable solar products According to approvedstandards & requirements and (d) the agency will deploy staff members According to task
x. Ought to attach an unconditional bank ensure in favour of AEDB amounting to Rs.
one,000,000/- (Rupees A million Only) as per format supplied by AEDB;
xi. Price framework for shortlisted applicant are going to be as less than:
one. Just one time Certification Cost hundred,000/-
2. Once-a-year Renewal Charge Rs.50,000/-
xii. Certification of the vendor/support provider/firm/ three way partnership shall be cancelled/
revoked by NEPRA on violation of NEPRA (Different and Renewable Strength)
Distributed Technology and Internet Metering Laws, 2015 OR violation of AEDB
high quality requirements, defrauding/ dishonest a client/ violation from the deal/
arrangement with The shopper. The financial institution assure submitted to AEDB will be
encashed forthwith and The seller/services service provider/company/ three way partnership shall continue to be
black-listed for 2 years.4. PROCEDURE CERTIFICATE FOR Photo voltaic PV / WIND Program
AEDB has made a decision to invite programs from very well reputed and competent
suppliers/installers/service companies for certification by AEDB with the goal said above.
To approach purposes from the intrigued sellers/installers/service companies, AEDB has
geared up SOPs as put at Appendix-I to this document. The SOPs gives for an account
how apps are going to be invited/processed and how certification approach are going to be finished.
The SOPs also condition mechanism for put up certification.
four.1 Submission of Paperwork
Intrigued companies/ Joint Ventures are asked for to post their proposals/apps alongside
with pursuing paperwork According to AEDB (Certification) Restrictions, 2017 and knowledge as
sought According to SOP from the Business office of Chief Govt Officer, AEDB, Islamabad. The intrigued
companies/ Joint Ventures might accumulate extra information and facts and pre-qualification doc from
Business with the undersigned in the course of the Operating hrs.
 Application form (accessible on AEDB‟s website)
 Authority letter/ board resolution combined with the copy of CNIC/passport with the
 Applicant‟s profile
 Business‟s certification of incorporation or registered partnership deed (as relevant)one
 Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) registration certification in acceptable types
appropriate for renewable Strength and Strength organizing. Specialized codes as specified by
PEC for companies in photo voltaic PV / wind programs involve:
o EE-eleven (Basic electrical will work & photo voltaic technique)
o ME-07 (Basic mechanical functions & photo voltaic program)
 NTN registration certification
 Profits tax registration certificate
 In the event of an international business intending to undertake jobs below a three way partnership
with neighborhood providers, information of devices/ agreements/ paperwork During this regard
 List of staff members in conjunction with CVs of photo voltaic/wind specialists (engineers and industry experts)
which shows sufficient appropriate experience
 Resume of countrywide and Intercontinental trainings and certifications obtained with the
applicant and/ or its workers in solar PV / wind units (on-grid, off-grid, hybrid
and so on.)
 List of marketplace standard application, instruments, equipment as well as the like owned or utilized by the
 Copies of audited fiscal stories with the lesser of a few decades and the duration of
functions with the applicant; delivered that, where up to date audited financial experiences
AEDB will likely have a choice to the installers to get corporate entities to make sure public availability in their
information and their regulationare not available, then up-to-date administration accounts duly Qualified because of the Main
government Office environment in case of the business or by handling companion in case of the
partnership business or some other equivalent designation
 Copy of lender statements duly verified from the issuing lender to the lesser of three yrs
along with the period of operations of the applicant; furnished that, exactly where the applicant is not
the organization or partnership company, then the bank statement in the identify of applicant‟s
business duly confirmed with the issuing lender for the same time period
 Depth of projects executed in solar PV / wind systems (on-grid, off-grid, hybrid) as
per proforma at Annex-I
 Right after profits products and services mechanism/ methodology and detail of just after sales services workforce,
plan for expert services / repairs / replacements
 Deposit non-refundable software processing charge through shell out get or bank challan
from the identify of “Alternative Electricity Fund.
 Particulars of venture methods installed
four.two Analysis of Documents
The evaluation of proposals is going to be performed on The idea of applicant business(s)/joint
enterprise(s) responsiveness into the eligibility criteria/ need. The process for certification
is explicitly said from the SOPs. Any misinformation, Wrong and cast statement submitted by
the applicant business(s)/joint venture(s) will result in disqualification from being shortlisted/ prequalified and another motion According to the applicable regulation.
The programs / proposals of your applicant business(s)/three way partnership(s) might be evaluated based
on conditions According to AEDB (Certification) Regulations, 2017 as reproduced under:
Sr. Conditions Bodyweight
Enlistment to be a firm with PEC in proper class relevant to the worth
of your will work. Appropriate specialization codes include:
(i) EE11 General Electrical Functions & Photo voltaic Technique
(ii) ME07 Basic Mechanical Functions and Photo voltaic Program
two. Practical experience of solar/wind job installations 20
3. Capabilities/working experience of essential staff/ employees on payroll 10
4. Audited money experiences/ financial institution assertion 20
5. Just after product sales services time period, guarantee interval, methodology of solutions/
repairs/ replacements and capabilities of immediately after sales providers staff twenty
six. Software, specialised products and technological abilities of the company 5
7. International certifications acquired as solar/wind installer 10
8. Number of solar/wind installations that have been linked to the grid 05
The passing marks with the suitable applicant will be 70. Nevertheless, the qualifying applicant
shall must secure at the very least 60% marks in Every of the above stated standards from Sr.1-5.

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