Moves toward metering renewable energy tariff

13 January 2015

Preparations begin for net metering structure following passing of executive resolution in Dubai

Dubai is currently working on preparations to enable a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar market.

In December 2014, the Dubai Executive Council passed a resolution that would allow rooftop PV systems to operate under a net metering system. The resolution no (46)/2014, regulates the linkage of solar power generating units to Dubai’s grid. The resolution lays the foundations for creating a stable legal framework to facilitate the usage of solar PV across the Dubai emirate.

The resolution includes the terms for state utility Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) to develop the policy framework to control electricity generation from solar energy, which will require to be approved by the Supreme Council of Energy.

MEED reported in September 2014 that Dewa favoured net metering over feed-in-tariffs for future rooftop solar implementations, rather than put in place a feed-in tariff for those generating solar power.

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