The Government of Argentina has set renewable energy (RE) targets of 20% renewable energy consumption by 2025. The Ministerio de Energia (MEN) 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, MEN is working to decrease subsidies while increasing grid reliability through RE and DG development.
Supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources, Power Sector Program, NARUC’s work in Argentina aimed to improve MEN’s ability to develop the administrative and technical regulations to encourage financial and technical development of renewable energy on the electric grid. NARUC worked with MEN to provide strategies, lessons learned and recommendations to help the country meet its renewable energy goals.
MEN played a key role in shaping legislation enabling and incentivizing residential and commercial customers to generate their own renewable energy. MEN 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.
Project Dates: 2016-2019 (Closed)
Primary Partner: Ministerio de Energia
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