|Year:||1996 (Oct 25th)|
|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||1996 (Oct 25th)|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments|
|Policy Target:||Hydropower, Multiple RE Sources>Power, Geothermal>Power|
|Policy Sector:||Electricity, Heating and Cooling|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Legal References:||Decree Law No 843|
The law regulates the generation, transmission, distribution and commercialization of energy activities aiming for the rational and efficient use of resources. The law liberalises El Salvador's electricity market and provides the legal framework for the electric system. It establishes auctions/tenders as the preferred mechanism for allocating concessions for power projects.
In these cases, the project will be awarded to the lowest price bidder unless the following happens after the auction:
The law states that for geothermal and hydropower projects under 5 MW, there is a more streamlined process that is regulated by the SIGET (General Superintendence of Electricity and Telecommunications).
|Related policies:||Master Plan for Renewable Energy Development (2012-2026) , Reforms to the General Electricity Law|
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