The plan has been put in force by the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) through the Regulation of the “General Electricity Law” (Ley General de Electricidad) and the “Regulation of the Wholesale Market” (Reglamento del Administrador de Mercado Mayorista) as well as on the Energy Policy 2013-2027 (Política Energética 2013-2027).
The plan establishes important guidelines in the prioritization of actions for sustainable development, taking into account the use of clean and environmentally friendly energy for domestic consumption without risking security and electricity supply at competitive prices.
The plan includes the following different sections:
Expansion Plan of the Generation System 2016-2030:
- This plan aims to follow up on the Electricity System Expansion plan 2014-2028 and to comply with the Energy Policy 2013-2027 objectives.
- It aims to prioritise the use of renewable energy, and sets the objective to reach at least 80% of electricity generation from renewable energy sources by 2030.
- It also provides an estimate of the potential of renewable sources by technology i.e. 470 MW hydro, 88 MW solar; 16 MW biomass and 101 MW wind.
Expansion Plan of the Transmission System 2016-2025:
- This plan sets the objective to build 1,500 km of transmission lines of different voltage levels to facilitate electricity supply while allowing to take full advantage of the renewable resources.