|Year:||1996 (Nov 21st)|
|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||1996 (Nov 21st)|
2007 (Mar 5th) and 2013 (Jun 7th)
|Policy Type:||Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments, Economic Instruments, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments|
|Renewable Energy Policy Targets:||Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources, Power|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Agency:||Ministry of Energy and Mines (Ministerio de Energia y Minas, MEM)|
|Legal References:||Decree 93-96|
|Renewable Energy Description:|
The General Law of Electricity provides guidance for the generation, transportation, distribution and commercialization of electricity in Guatemala.
The Law states that utilities must procure their electricity supply contracts through auctions. They offer 15-year PPAs for capacity or energy, with specific modalities for renewable energy.
Additionally, the law aims to promote the development of distributed renewable generation, which it defines as the "generation of energy by means of renewable resources".
Government Agreement No. 68-2007 (2007 (Mar 5th))
It defines distributed renewable generators as those under 5 MW. It offers 10-year PPAs to these generators.
Ministerial Agreement No. 195-2013 (2013 (Jun 7th))
It establishes the requirements for different agents of wholesale market:
In order to view a full version of the The General Law of Electricity (Ley General de Electricidad) of Guatemala please click here.
In order to view Ministerial Agreement 195-2013 click here.
In order to view Government Agreement 68-2007 click here.
Last modified: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:46:08 CET