PSPA asks ERC to correct payment system under net metering

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) was asked to clear out issues in the payment system of distribution utilities (DUs) to homeowners with solar rooftops under the net metering program.

In a position paper filed yesterday, the Philippine Solar Power Alliance (PSPA) said the current payment mechanism needs to be corrected since it is contrary to the Renewable Energy Law and its implementing rules.

The net metering program is a non-fiscal incentive given to solar rooftop owners provided in the RE Law by way of granting credits earned from electricity produced net of consumption.

Under the law, a net-metering customer is only charged for his net electricity consumption and is credited for any overall contribution to the electricity grid, PSPA president Tetchi Capellan said.

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