|Year:||2010 (July 1st)|
|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||2010 (July 1st)|
|Policy Type:||Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums|
|Policy Target:||Multiple RE Sources, Wind, Solar, Solar Thermal, Bioenergy, Hydropower|
|Agency:||Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (Secretary of Energy), National Electricity Utility (UTE)|
|Legal References:||Executive Branch Decree N° 173-010|
The Decree promotes the execution of contracts between UTE (electricity utility) and the final consumers of electricity. It allows net metering for small wind power, solar, biomass and mini-hydro.
The National Electricity Utility (UTE) is mandated to buy the excess electricity produced by consumers, for a period of ten years, at retail price (as determined by the retail tariff).
The electricity must be generated at low-voltage and the maximum installed capacity is the lower of either 6 kW or the power contracted by the consumer. Installation of higher capacity is also possible but with prior authorization.
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