Authorities in Dubai have invited solar power manufacturers to register for its net metering programme, which it claims is the first of its kind in the Middle East.
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has requested module and inverter manufacturers, as well as installation equipment manufacturers to register for the scheme. When running, installers will only be able to use pre-approved tools and components.
“DEWA will periodically review the performance of these systems and their compatibility, and improve the process to ensure the solar power technologies are seamlessly integrated with the current power production systems,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO, DEWA.
The scheme will allow DEWA customers to connect PV installs to the grid. Any excess electricity will be exported onto the network and used to offset their electricity bills.
DEWA is a state-owned monopoly, a structure that has not previously led itself to the encouragement of self-consumption.