KARACHI: A number of technical and commercial concerns of power distribution companies have delayed implementation of the last year’s approved net-metering policies that aimed to bridge the energy supply-demand gap, an industry official said on Thursday.

The net-metering concept allows private and industrial clients to produce their own solar power and share their surplus electricity with the national grid.

Inam ur Rahman, CEO of Reon Energy Limited, said the net-metering can supplement the grid with additional power that can reduce the energy supply-demand gap and will also bring down the cost of energy for the consumer.

“As soon as the DISCOs finalise their net-metering requirements, we will all observe a rapid implementation of solar on rooftops all over the country,” Rahman said.

He added that Pakistan is one of the best countries in the world for rooftop solar – almost 1.5 times better than Germany