Country:Uruguay
Year:2005
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Bioenergy, Hydropower
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Housing, Regional Planning and Environment
URL:http://www.impo.com.uy/bases/decretos/349-2005
URL:http://www.impo.com.uy/bases/decretos-reglamento/349-2005
Legal References:Decree N° 349/005
Renewable Energy Description:

This decree states the requirement for environmental impact analysis for electricity generation projects. It also includes the requirement for a decommissioning plan and a decommissioning guarantee which is determined on a case-by-case basis.

The following renewable energy related projects/activities require environmental impact assessments:

  • Water dams that have a capacity of 2 million m3 or surface area of 100 hectare
  • All bioenergy projects using residues. 
  • All renewable energy plants with more capacity than 10 MW

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