The Americas: Argentina

Argentina Electricity Regulatory Partnership: Supporting Renewable Development in Argentina

The Energy Sector

The Government of Argentina has set renewable energy (RE) targets of 20% renewable energy consumption by 2025. The Ministry of Energy and Mining (MINEM) is working to achieve this goal through the RenovAr program for large scale RE projects and the Distributed Generation Law. While encouraging the development of RE in Argentina, MINEM is working to decrease subsidies while increasing grid reliability through RE and DG development. 


Our Work

Supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources, Power Sector Program, NARUC’s work in Argentina aims to improve the MINEM’s ability to develop the administrative and technical regulations to encourage financial and technical development of renewable energy on the electric grid. NARUC works with MINEM to provide strategies, lessons learned and recommendations to help the country meet its renewable energy goals.


Selected Results

Distributed Generation
MINEM played a key role in shaping legislation enabling and incentivizing residential and commercial customers to generate their own renewable energy. MINEM staff integrated specific recommendations provided by NARUC for how the law could be changed to ensure that both distributed generators and the electric utility that operates the grid are treated fairly. 


At A Glance

Project Dates: 2016-Present

Primary Partner: Ministry of Energy and Mining

Contact Us About This Project


Peer Review on Private Power Purchase Agreements and Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency Centers
June 13-16, 2017

Peer Review on Distributed Renewable Energy Generations
December 5-7, 2016