How to become a prosumer?
The Law on the Use of Renewable Energy Sources from 2021 prescribes that the prosumer produces electricity for his own needs and delivers the excess electricity produced to the transmission (distribution) system, i.e. a closed system in which the excess is stored and withdrawn at the moment when the prosumer cannot produce a sufficient amount of electricity for its needs.
With the adoption of the Decree on the criteria, conditions and manner of calculation of receivables and liabilities between prosumers and suppliers, the procedure for becoming a prosumer is significantly simplified, and the entire process can be completed in less than a month. Before the adoption of the Decree, it took more than six months to complete this procedure.
After the end customer acquires the meter, he electronically sends a request to the Electric Power Distribution for adjustment of the metering point to obtain the status of a prosumer. Along with the completed application, he submits the documents for adjusting the measuring point, proof of the paid fee, which currently amounts to 16,854 dinars*, and the manufacturer’s statement on the compliance of the product with the requirements of the EPS. The mentioned documents are sent electronically to the address email@example.com:
It is also necessary for the end customer to build a production facility, and the installed capacity cannot be greater than the approved power of the end customer’s connection. The confirmation of the correctness of the devices and installations is sent electronically to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
After this procedure, it is time to submit a request to the supplier at the e-mail email@example.com.
If it is a household, a Request for the conclusion of a complete supply contract with net metering is submitted. If the end customer is not a household or a housing association, a Request for the conclusion of a complete supply contract with net billing is submitted.
After the contract is concluded, the supplier informs the system operator, who then connects the end customer’s facility to the power system within five days. In the next step, the operator registers the end customer in the Register of Prosumers within five days, and the end customer officially acquires the status of a prosumer.