Year:2009 (August 7th)
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2009 (August 7th)
Date Ended:2012 (Dec 31st)
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Information and Education>Information provision, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Loans, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable, Energy Sector, Energy Sector>Distribution/Storage
Agency:Energy Secretariat
Legal References:Ley para el Aprovechamiento de Energías Renovables y el Finaciamiento de la Transición Energética (LAERFTE)

The Special Programme for the Use of Renewable Energy implements the 2008 Renewable Energy Development and Financing for Energy Transition Law.

The programme aims to spur the development of the renewable energy industry, diversify the national energy portfolio and expand rural electrification using renewable energy sources.

The programme is organized along six strategies:

  • 1) Information gathering and dissemination;
  • 2) Development of instruments for the use of RE;
  • 3) To expand electrification through RE;
  • 4) Promotion and development of RE;
  • 5) Infrastructure development and regulation, and
  • 6) Research and Technological Development.

The programme also aims to reach the voluntary target of 7.6% of total installed power capacity coming from RE (without large hydros) and to reach 3.9% of the total power generation by the year 2012. It also includes the objective to start a rural electrification program that would benefit communities that lack power supply.

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