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Guidelines of Solar Photovoltaic Installation on NEM Scheme, 8th February 2018.

The amendment shown below as approved by Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST) at its meeting on 8th February 2018 to the Guidelines of Solar Photovoltaic Installation on Net Energy Metering (NEM).

The amendment has been carried out between clause 17, 18, 25 and 36 (vii) (d) of the Guidelines, and shown in bold hereunder:-

  1. For commercial and industrial consumers, the maximum capacity of the PV system installed shall be:

a) 1MWp or 75% of maximum demand of the consumer’s current installation (for current transformer metering), whichever is lower;

  1. based on the past 1 year average of the recorded maximum demand of the consumer’s installation;
  2. the declared maximum demand for consumers with less than 1 year;

b) 60% of fuse rating (for direct meter) or 60% of current transformer (CT) rating for low voltage consumers.

  1. The permissible net export capacity for connection to the distribution system shall be not less than 1kWp and not more than 1MWp rating measured at the connection point,

Provided that the net export capacity at the Connection Point shall not exceed 75% of the maximum demand of the energy metering consumer.

  1. The requirement for a mandatory study is generally based on the rated kWp of the proposed installation as shown in Table 1:

Table 1: Requirement for a mandatory study based on kWp of installation.

* For installation more than 1MWp, the fee for Power System Study may applies.

  1. vii)  The documents to be submitted by the Applicant shall include:

                   (d)  NEM Assessment Study (for application > 12kWp 72kWp);

SEDA Malaysia, 16th March 2018.

Guidelines of Solar Photovoltaic Installation on NEM Scheme & Schedule 1
Schedule 2:
Form A – NEM Manual Application Form
Form B – NEM Contract for Domestic Consumer
Form B – NEM Contract for Commercial & Industrial Consumer
Schedule 3: 
RE (Technical and Operational Requirements) Rules 2011
RE (Technical and Operational Requirements) (Amendment) Rules 2014
Schedule 4:

Technical Guideline for Connection of Indirect Solar PV Power Generation for NEM

Technical Guideline for Connection of Indirect Solar PV Power Generation for NEM (Revision 1) - 8/11/2016



Before applying for the NEM application, the interested party is required to contact the Distribution Licensee (DL)
for the below study:

   i. Net Energy Metering Assessment Study (NEMAS) for installation more than 72 kW up to 1000 kW; or

  ii. For installation more than 1000 kW, the fee for Power System Study (PSS) may applies.

For grid-connection, NEMAS and PSS are necessary to assess the potential impact of the distributed generation on the planning and operation of the DL’s distribution system. The studies shall be conducted by the DL or its appointed consultant.

1. NEMAS Process Flow - NEW as at 2 July 2018
2. NEM - Technical Study Application Form - NEW as at 2 July 2018
3. NEM Customer Load Profile Form - NEW as at 2 July 2018


  • Please click the Flowchart of NEM Application Process (updated as at 2 July 2018) for the details workflow:
  • NEM applicant must submit the application to TNB Regional Office with the required documents as below:
    1. NEM Meter Application Form;
    2. NEM Certificate;
    3. Picture of TNB meter and interconnection from the grid;
    4. Picture of proposed meter location (If there are changes of meter location for the existing meter).
  • After installation work for Solar PV System and meter is completed, applicant are required to provide all documents for NEM contract signing as below:
    1. NEM Declaration Form (TNB Contract);
    2. NEM Certificate;
    3. Form G & Form H;
    4. NEM Contract (Domestic/Commercial & Industrial);
    5. Picture of NEM Meter for each meter reading in kW Export, kVAR Export, kW Import and kVAR Import (on the same day of NEM contract signing or one day before). Pictures of meter reading should be accompanied by the date of the picture was taken.
1. NEM Meter Application Form
2. NEM Declaration Form (TNB Contract) - UPDATED as at 2 July 2018
3. TNB Inspection & Commissioning Form - NEW as at 2 July 2018
  • For any enquiries, please contact:

    Mr. Sansubari Che Mud at 03 - 7967 9346 / 019 - 959 7745 or email Sansubari@tnb.com.my
    Sustainable Energy Development

    Tenaga Nasional Berhad
    No. 129, Jalan Bangsar
    59200 Kuala Lumpur



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