Encouraging Renewable Energy Development:
A Handbook For International Energy Regulators

Integrating renewable energy resources presents specific challenges for regulators and policymakers in transitioning economies, which comes as renewables are playing an increasingly important role in the energy supply around the world. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development, NARUC developed the Encouraging Renewable Energy Development: A Handbook for International Energy Regulators to help international regulators as they navigate through and evolving energy landscape.

The Handbook is based on a review of best practices and consultation with energy regulators around the world. Focusing on countries for which large-scale renewable development is a relatively new priority, the handbook applies best practices for expanding the renewable fleet, taking lessons from countries (mostly in Western Europe and North America) where renewable energy frameworks have undergone years of reform.

Executive Summary (EnglishEspañolFrançais)

Handbook (English, Español Français)

Building off this handbook, NARUC created the Regulating Clean Energy International Partnership Program. This program provided trainings, organized internships and facilitated forums for dialogue on clean energy issues for regulators in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

This handbook is designed to assist regulators in the early stages of developing regulatory frameworks for renewable energy. Because the concrete, practical experiences of one country may offer important lessons for another, this handbook offers case studies from countries with different priorities and different stages of development. Each case study provides valuable evidence on the importance of renewable development as well as the obstacles facing such development. The handbook demonstrates the need for strong regulatory support to advance renewable energy in a productive — and sustainable — manner.

Armenia- Regulatory Support for Small Hydropower  (EnglishEspañol)

Egypt- Building the Foundation for Renewable Energy Investment (English)

El Salvador- Geothermal Development (EnglishEspañol, Français)

Guatemala- Building of a Regulatory Framework for Distributed Generation (EnglishEspañol,)

Guatemala  - 2013 Snapshot: Distributed Generation (EnglishEspañol)

Jordan- Recent Steps to Bring Renewable Energy to Market (EnglishEspañolFrançais)

Jordan - Update - Bringing Bring Renewable Energy to Market (EnglishEspañolFrançais)

Namibia- Optimizing Domestic Resource Potential (EnglishFrançais)

Peru - Renewable Energy Auctions (EnglishEspañolFrançais)

Tanzania Small Power Purchase Agreements (EnglishEspañolFrançais)

The Gambia - Licensing and Interconnection (EnglishEspañolFrançais)

The Philippines- The Regulator Adopts the Country's First Feed-In Tariff Rules (EnglishEspañolFrançais)

The Philippines - An Update on the County's New Feed-in Tariff (EnglishEspañolFrançais)