Decree on renewable microgeneration (net-metering)

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 21 April 2016

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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