Introduced to encourage Malaysia’s Renewable Energy (RE) uptake, the concept of NEM was changed from the existing net billing to true net energy metering. The NEM scheme was made effective on 1 st January 2019, by the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), regulated by the Energy Commission (EC), with Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia as the implementing agency.

This means that every 1kWh exported to the grid will be offset against 1kWh consumed from the grid. NEM has a quota allocation of up to 500 MW till the end of 2020, which are divided into the domestic and non-domestic sectors as the following:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Agricultural

This scheme is only applicable in Peninsular Malaysia and applicants must be registered as TNB customers


You can apply for this scheme if you are:

  • Eligible Consumer: One who is a consumer of the Distribution licensee who has not been blacklisted in its system for reasons such as not paying the electricity bill, committed an offence and more.
  • Registered Consumer of the Distribution Licensee in Peninsular Malaysia only.
  • Not a delinquent who has not paid their bills or a pending meter tampering case.
  • Subscribers of the following tariff:
    • Industrial
    • Commercial (Including government owned structure)
    • Residential/ Domestic
    • Agricultural
  • Electricity shall only be generated from solar photovoltaic (PV). Other forms of renewable energy such as biogas, biomass or micro hydro may be allowed by the Commission on a case-by-case basis.

Source: Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia