Country:Nicaragua
Year:2005
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Policy Support, Economic Instruments
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:
Agency:Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM by its Spanish acronym)
URL:http://www.asamblea.gob.ni
URL:http://www.mem.gob.ni
URL:http://www.ine.gob.ni/DGE/digesto/decretos/Decreto61-2005.pdf
Legal References:Decree 61-2005
Funding:Government and international support
Description:

The documents establishes the Rural Electrification Policy in Nicaragua, which will serve as a guide for the State and will be implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

The objective of the policy is to promote and facilitate the increase of the electricity coverage ratio in rural areas with adequate quality and reliability, in a sustainable manner and with a controlled impact on the environment. The use of renewable sources will be prioritised for the areas isolated from the National Interconnected Grid.

It suggests prioritizing the use of renewable sources in remote areas through subsidies, pricing structures, technical assistance, and planning,  as well as promoting local capacity for renewable energy project development at smaller scales. 

Related policies:National Plan for Rural Electrification
Related Documents:

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