Directive governing the sale of electrical energy generated from Renewable Energy Systems (Net metering)

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 7 September 2016

The directive allows the consumers to install, use and connect to the grid RE systems (solar, wind, bio-energy, geothermal, small hydro) if their expected generation does not exceed their average monthly consumption for the previous year (to be estimated by the distribution company in case of new users). The net value of the electricity consumption (or generation) is calculated each month. In case of net consumption, the user pays the value of electricity to the distributor. If there is net generation, the distributor can roll over the surplus to the next month as long as the balance is cleared by the end of the year according to the tariffs set by the law (120, 95 and 85 fils/kWh for solar, hybrid and other forms of renewable energy respectively). If RE systems are of Jordanian origin the tariff can be increased by 15%; however this increase will be taken away once the total grid-connected installed RE capacity reaches 500 MW. The directive also states that the maximum total RE capacity in a geographical location cannot exceed 5 MW and (for each distributor) the capacity of connected RE systems may not exceed 1% of the maximum recorded load on the low voltage network and 1.5% on the medium voltage network.

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