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What is NEM?

The new Net Energy Metering (NEM) scheme officially start in 2018 where energy produced from the installed PV system will be consumed first and any excess will be exported to TNB on a "one-on-one" offset basis. Basically, for every 1 kWh exported to the grid will be offset against 1 kWh consumed from the grid instead of at the Displaced Cost. The export charges are charged in descending order (start from the highest applicable rate)

NEM is one of the options for you to generate electricity from your own solar PV system, and offset or reduce your electricity bills.This system is designed to provide you credit for any excess of solar energy you generate. It is then used to offset your next electricity bill. This way you can save on your electricity bills and also protect yourself from rising costs of electricity in the future. Even better, you will become a part of the clean energy movement to reduce the effects of climate change!


The quota allocation for NEM is 500 MW up to year 2020. Quota allocation will be divided into domestic and non-domestic category. The NEM category has been divided into 4 categories which are Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Agriculture. The new NEM scheme is only applicable to Peninsular Malaysia and applicants must be a registered TNB customers. NEM is executed by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), regulated by the Energy Commission (EC), with Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia as the implementing agency.


A bi-directional meter will be installed for these types of connections, and you must ensure that adequate communication signal is available since meter reading will be done remotely.

Before the solar PV system is connected, TNB will conduct a technical assessment to ensure safe operation and reliability of network.


You can apply for NEM if you follow the requirement which are,

1)Registered consumers of Tenaga Nasional Malaysia (TNB) in Peninsular Malaysia.

  • Not blacklisted (No outstanding bill & meter tampering)

2)Open to all categories of TNB consumers under the following tariff*:

  • Domestic/Residential (Kediaman)

  • Commercial (Komersial) [inclusive of government buildings]

  • Industrial (Perindustrian)

  • Agriculture (Pertanian) Effective from 1st January 2019




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