The Government of Argentina has published new regulations on distributed generation.


01/03/2019

Order 28/2019

DI-2019-28-APN-SSERYEE#MHA

Buenos Aires, 28/02/2019

In view of file EX-2019-04035583-APN-DGDOMEN#MHA, Law 27.424 and its amending directive, the decree 986 of 1 November 2018 and the resolution 314 of 21 December 2018 of the Government Secretariat of Energy dependant on the Ministry of Treasury, and

WHEREAS:

The REGIME OF PROMOTION OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY INTEGRATED TO THE PUBLIC ELECTRICITY SUPPLY enacted by the Law 27.424, aims at the elaboration of policies, judicial and contractual conditions for the generation of electric energy of renewable origin on the part of the distribution network users, for self consumption with an eventual injection of the surplus into the network, and at the establishment of the obligation of the Providers of Public Service of Distribution to facilitate said injection, ensuring free access to the distribution network.

By the Decree 986 of 1 November 2018, the regulation of the mentioned regime has been approved, and the Government Secretariat of Energy designated as the Authority of Application of the Law 27.424.

Under the Resolution 314 of 21 December 2018 of the Government Secretariat of Energy of the Ministry of Treasury, the norms of implementation of the Law 27.424 and the decree 986/2018 have been approved, and the faculty of dictating explanatory and complementary norms of the regime was delegated to the Sub-secretariat of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency dependant on the Secretariat of Renewable Resources and Electric Market of the Government Secretariat of Energy of the Ministry of Treasury.

The aforementioned sub-secretariat is obliged to establish the procedures, content and specific requirements in respect to the Digital Platform of Public Access to process the applications for the Connection of the User-Generator.

Furthermore, the sub-secretariat has the faculty of emission of the corresponding Certificate of the User-Generator through the Digital Platform of Public Access and publishing the statistics about the projects that have been authorised effectively and obtained the Certificate of User-Generator, and those in the process of connecting.

For the purpose of monitoring the installations of the distributed generation, the sub-secretariat will be obliged to establish the procedure of activation and deactivation of the records and the information of the User-Generators in the Digital Platform of Public Access.

The sub-secretariat is entitled to, in view of the high innovation and actualisation of the Equipment of Distributed Generation, review and update the certification of the minimal quality and security norms required for the installation and connection of the Equipment of Distributed Generation to the network.

It is the duty of the sub-secretariat to establish the administrative standards of the National Register of User-Generators of Renewable Energy (RENUGER), created through the Article 4 of the Resolution 314/2018, which contains all the projects of distributed generation of renewable sources that have obtained the corresponding Certificate of the User-Generator, for the purpose of its inclusion into the Regime.

The appropriate action has been taken by the permanent judicial service.

The present measure is adopted in the exercise of powers conferred by Article 2 of the Resolution 314/2018.

Thus,

THE SUB-SECRETARY OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

DISPOSES:

ARTICLE 1. - To approve the complementary norms of the Regime of Promotion of Distributed Generation of Renewable Energy Integrated to the Electric Public Supply created by the Law 27.424 and its amendment, regimented by the Decree 986 of 1 November 2018 and by the Resolution 314 of 21 December 2018 of the Government Secretary of Energy of the Ministry of Treasury, that as an annex (IF-2019-11191593-APN-DGDMEN#MHA) is integrated into the present Order.

ARTICLE 2. - Be it communicated, published, sent to the National Directorate of Official Registry and archived. Sebastián Alejandro Kind

NOTE: The annexe/es that integrate the Order are published in the web edition of BORA - www.boletinoficial.gob.ar

f. 01/03/2019 N° 13054/19 v. 01/03/2019

Date of publication: 01/03/2019

Translator: Victoria Yuzova