Malaysia will be implementing its 500MW capacity under the Net Energy Metering (NEM) programme commencing 1st November 2016 until 2020 with 100MW capacity limit a year in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah. The NEM is a solar photovoltaic (PV) programme announced by the YAB Prime Minister under the 2016 budget. This is to complement the current Feed-in Tariff (FiT) mechanism and encourage the deployment of renewable energy (RE) as meted out in Malaysia Eleventh Plan (RMK-11). NEM is executed by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water, regulated by the Energy Commission (EC), with Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia as the implementing agency.
As the world wide cost of solar PV system continues to fall significantly each year, the energy consumer can benefit by generating their own energy using solar PV via net metering scheme.