National Energy Policy 2010-2024

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 29 November 2016

The Policy Plan 2010-2024 guides the national actions on energy.

It has four principal objectives:

  • Guarantee quality, continuous and affordable energy access.
  • Improve the role of the Government in the development of the energy sector by strengthening the institutional framework.
  • Decrease the fossil fuel dependency.
  • Minimize climate change, and the environmental and social impacts caused by the energy projects. 

The strategic guideline in order to diversify the energy matrix through renewables includes the following initiatives:

  • Develop RE projects for electricity generation including Hydro plant "El Chaparral"; Extension of the hydro plant " 5 de Noviembre"; redesign hydro project "El Cimarron".
  • Develop a Master Plan for RE deployment.
  • Establish regulations for new generation through RE projects.
  • Devise regulations for biofuel production.
  • Promote the development of Concentrated Solar Thermoelectric Power.


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