All registered consumers who are in good standing with a distribution licensee of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (in Peninsular Malaysia) or Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd. (in Sabah and Labuan) are eligible for the NEM mechanism. Consumers can participate in this scheme under the domestic/residential, commercial or industrial categories – provided that they rely on Solar Photovoltaic for their source of solar power. The solar PV system can be installed on the rooftops of homes, office buildings, garages, car parks or any similar building.
Domestic/residential consumers should install a PV system that generates less than 12kWp (single phase) or 72 kWp (3 phases). On the other hand, commercial and industrial consumers should install a PV system with a maximum capacity of either 1 MWp, 75% of maximum demand, 60% of fuse rating, or 60% of the transformer that is presently used (whichever criteria is lowest).