Electricity Department

Andaman & Nicobar Administration

Net Metering

What is Net Metering?

Under net metering, electricity generated by the Solar Rooftop System is first utilized by the consumer to meet their internal/captive requirements. Excess electricity, if any, is exported to the grid. Subsequently, when the consumer imports power from the grid, the exports are adjusted against the imports, lowering the electricity bill.

Net Metering

What is a Net Meter?

A net meter (bi-directional meter) records the energy imported from the grid to meet the load and surplus energy exported to the grid after self-consumption. Both energy import and export are recorded in the net meter. The difference between export and import readings is the actual energy consumed/delivered.

Virtual Net Metering

An arrangement whereby entire energy generated from a Solar Project installed at Consumer premise or any other location is injected through Solar Energy Meter and the energy exported is adjusted in either one or more than one electricity service connection(s) of participating Consumer(s) located within the same Distribution Licensee’s area of supply.

Group Net Metering

An arrangement whereby surplus energy is generated and injected from a Renewable Energy System through Net Meter and the exported energy is adjusted in more than one electricity service connection(s) of the same consumer either at the same or different premise located within the same Distribution Licensee’s area of supply.