Country:Uruguay
Year:2012 (May 17th)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2012 (May 17th)
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Wind
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining, UTE (electricity utility)
URL:http://archivo.presidencia.gub.uy/sci/decretos/2012/05/miem_589.pdf
URL:http://www.energiaeolica.gub.uy/uploads/eolica%20industrial/Decreto%20e%C3%B3lica%20industrial%20complementario.pdf
URL:http://www.impo.com.uy/bases/decretos/158-2012
Legal References:Executive Branch Decree N° 158/012; Executive Branch Decree N° 433/012
Renewable Energy Description:

The Decree 158/012 allows industrial consumers, which generate wind energy, to establish contracts with the National Electricity Utility (UTE).

The contracts are defined for three different types of generation configurations: on-site generation, off-site generation and generation in partnership with other parties.

The Decree provides 20-year PPAs for excess power at USD 63.5/MWh. The PPA price was set based on the last wind power auction immediately preceding the contract. In this case, this meant USD 63.5/MWh, the resulting average price wind auctions authorized by Decree 159/011.

Wind farms must be between 150kW and 60MW, connected to the -mid or -high voltage grid and self-consumption should account for at least 50% of the generated power.

The legislation was valid for two years or until 200MW of capacity were achieved.

The Decree 433/012 complements Decree 158/012 by establishing the price of the electricity that will be paid to the UTE by the industrial consumer/wind energy producer.

Last modified: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:51:34 CEST