Country:Guatemala
Year:2013 (Feb 25th)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2013 (Feb 25th)
Policy Type:Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources, Heating, Multiple RE Sources, Power
Policy Sector:Electricity, Heating and Cooling
Agency:Ministry of Energy and Mines (Ministerio de Energia y Minas, MEM)
URL:http://www.mem.gob.gt/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/PE2013-2027.pdf
URL:http://www.minfin.gob.gt/images/downloads/leyes_acuerdos/acuerdogub80_250213.pdf
Legal References:Governmental Accord 80-2013 (Acuerdo Gubernativo 80-2013)
Renewable Energy Description:

The National Energy Plan defines the promotion of renewable energy resources as one of its guiding principles. It establishes important guidelines to prioritize actions for sustainable development. The plan aims to promote the use of clean and environmentally friendly energy for domestic consumption without losing sight of energy security and the need for supplying electricity at competitive prices.

Electricity: The plan sets the long term targets of:

  • Reaching 80% of electricity generation from renewable energy resources.
  • Installing 500 MW of renewable capacity.
  • Building 1500 km of transmission lines to integrate renewable energy.

Heating and Cooling: The plan sets long term targets of:

  • Installing 100,000 energy efficient wood stoves, reducing the use of firewood in the industrial sector by 15%.
  • Substituting the use of firewood at the domestic level by up to a 25% using other fuel sources.
Related Documents:

In order to view full version of the National Energy Policy 2013-2027 please click here and here.

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