When you install a solar PV system onto your own rooftop and fully utilise all the solar energy generated from it, it will be considered as SELCO in which any excess will not be exported to the grid, according to the guidelines of the Electricity Supply Act 1990.

The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change (MESTECC) encourages consumers in the residential, commercial and industrial sector to install solar PV for their self-consumption in order to reduce the overall energy consumption.

Benefits of Self-Consumption (SELCO)

Aimed at reducing business costs through the use of solar PV system by the commercial and industrial sector, the program enables successful applicants to:

  • Consume the electricity generated with a solar PV system without relying on the TNB grid

  • Hedge against TNB tariff hikes and increasing electricity pricing. Self-consumption promises greater independence from the grid and future electricity rate variation.


The NEM 3.0 comprises of three initiatives as below:

  • Program NEM Rakyat (Domestic)

  • Program NEM GoMEn (Government Ministries and Entities)

  • Program NOVA (Commercial & Industrial)

SELCO: Eligibility

Under the Electricity Supply Act 1990, an individual is entitled to apply for SELCO if they meet the following requirements:

  • Using, working, or operating any solar PV generating facility for self-consumption and indirect connection to the licensee distribution network in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah

  • The relevant distribution licensee (DL) whose network is to relate to the self-consumption solar PV generating facility

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