Technical Overview of the Net Metering in Lebanon

Issam Shabani, Mohammad Chaaban

Abstract


In order to realize the best practices to allow the individuals participate in renewable energy production, a collection of legislation was ratified, and a set of decisions was introduced to encourage the prosumer concept. This notion, which is called Net Metering (NEM), is a billing mechanism that credits PV solar system owners for the energy injected to the grid. Lebanon adopts the NEM policy to reduce the demand and boost the grid through increasing the generation capacity. The decline of solar equipment cost encourages people to subscribe to the NEM service by utilizing the PV solar systems. The implementation of the NEM service provides the customers with leverage over their electricity bills. However, connecting the home micro grid into the vast grid is not easy. It imposes many technical challenges which are discussed in this article.


Keywords


Net Metering; Solar PV System; Renewable Energy Resources; Sustainable Energy; On-Grid System; Hawaii Back Feed Problem

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17737/tre.2020.6.3.00126

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