North and South America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2017

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"North and South America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2017” is among the latest country specific policy reports from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialist that offers comprehensive information on major policies governing renewable energy market in the country.

The report provides the current and future renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of overall growth potential of the renewable energy industry. The report also provides major technology specific policies and incentives provided in the country.

The report is built using data and information sourced from industry associations, government websites and statutory bodies. The information is also sourced through other secondary research sources such as industry and trade magazines.

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The report covers policy measures and incentives used by the North and South American countries to promote renewable energy.

The report details promotional measures in the North and South American countries both for the overall renewable energy industry and for specific renewable energy technologies that have potential in the countries.

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Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about policy decisions being taken for different renewable energy sources.

Identify opportunities and challenges in exploiting various renewable technologies.

Compare the level of support provided to different renewable energy technologies in the North and South American countries.

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Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 1

1.1 List of Tables 9

2 Executive Summary 10

3 Introduction 12

3.1 Renewable ...

1 Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 1

1.1 List of Tables 9

2 Executive Summary 10

3 Introduction 12

3.1 Renewable Energy Policy 12

3.2 GlobalData Report Guidance 12

4 Renewable Energy Policy, Argentina 13

4.1 Overview 13

4.2 Law on Promotion of Renewable Sources of Energy for Electricity Production: 26190 14

4.3 Law on Promotion of Renewable Sources of Energy for Electricity Production: 27,191 14

4.4 Renewable Energy Generation Program 15

4.5 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar 16

4.6 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind 16

4.7 National Strategic Plan for Wind Energy 16

4.8 Biodiesel Competitiveness Plan 17

4.9 The Biofuel Law 17

4.10 National Bioenergy Program 18

4.11 Energy Efficiency Project 18

4.12 Energy Efficiency Policies for Appliances 18

4.13 National Program for Rational and Efficient Use of Energy 19

5 Renewable Energy Policy, Brazil 20

5.1 Overview 20

5.2 Renewable Energy Auctions 21

5.3 Alternative Energy Auction LFA-2010 and Reserve Energy Auction LER-2010 23

5.4 Brazil National Climate Change Plan 23

5.5 Luz para Todos Electrification Program 24

5.6 International Action Program, Brazil’s Hydropower Program 24

5.7 Incentives for Small Hydropower Facilities, Law 9648 25

5.8 Wind Turbine Component Tax Exemption (Executive Decree 656) 25

5.9 Inova Energia Program 25

5.10 Solar Power Auctions 25

5.11 National Biodiesel Program 26

5.12 Net Metering for Distributed Generation 26

5.13 Distributed Generation Regulation and Tax Incentives 26

5.14 Energy Expansion Plan 2010–2019 27

5.15 National Alcohol Program 28

5.16 Federal and State Taxes on Ethanol 28

5.17 Social Fuel Stamp Auction System 28

5.18 Ethanol Blending Mandate 29

5.19 Ethanol Export Tax Credit – Special Regime of Reinstatement of Tax Amounts for Exporting Companies – Reintegra 29

5.20 Spending on Biofuels 29

5.21 National Energy Efficiency Policy 31

5.22 Regulated Investments in Energy Efficiency 31

5.23 The Energy Efficiency Law 32

5.24 Solar Water Heating Legislation 32

6 Renewable Energy Policy, Canada 33

6.1 Overview 33

6.2 Provincial Incentives 34

6.3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Prince Edward Island 35

6.4 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Manitoba 36

6.5 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Saskatchewan 36

6.6 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Northwest Territories 36

6.7 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Alberta 37

6.8 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, British Columbia 41

6.9 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Nova Scotia 43

6.10 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Quebec 47

6.11 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Ontario 49

6.12 Funding to Promote Biofuels Industry 58

6.13 Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance 59

6.14 Industrial Electricity Incentive Program 59

6.15 SaveONenergy Conservation Programs 59

6.16 Program of Energy Research and Development 59

6.17 Clean Energy Innovation Program 60

7 Renewable Energy Policy, Chile 61

7.1 Overview 61

7.2 National Strategy for the Energy Sector 61

7.3 Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Law (NCRE Law) 61

7.4 Energy Program 2014–2018 62

7.5 Energy Access Fund 62

7.6 Support for Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Development Program 62

7.7 Invest Chile Project 62

7.8 Carbon Tax 62

7.9 Program for Rural and Social Energy (PERYS) 63

7.10 Short Law I and II 63

7.11 Law 19,657 63

7.12 Net Metering 63

7.13 Other Renewable Incentives 63

7.14 Hydroelectricity 63

7.15 Development of Transmission System 64

7.16 Chile’s Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement 64

7.17 Developing Interregional Electricity Interconnections 64

7.18 Energy Efficiency 64

8 Renewable Energy Policy, Colombia 67

8.1 Overview 67

8.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy, Colombia 69

9 Renewable Energy Policy, Mexico 71

9.1 Overview 71

9.2 Electricity Industry Law 71

9.3 Mexico Renewable Energy Program 72

9.4 Energy Transition Law (Ley de Transición Energética, LTE) 72

9.5 General Law of Climate Change (Ley General de Cambio Climático) 73

9.6 Special Program for the Use of Renewable Energy 73

9.7 Resolution on Net-Metering 73

9.8 National Energy Strategy 74

9.9 National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy 74

9.10 Large-Scale Renewable Energy Development Project 74

9.11 Accelerated Depreciation for Environmental Investment 75

9.12 Wheeling Service Agreement for Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources 75

9.13 Methodology to Establish Service Charges for the Transmission of Renewable Electricity 75

9.14 Grid Interconnection Contract for Renewable Energy 76

9.15 Renewable Energy Outlook – Vision for 2030 on the Use of Renewable Energy in Mexico 76

9.16 Renewable Energy Promotion-PromovER 76

9.17 Integrated Energy Services Project, 2007–2014 77

9.18 Light in the House Program (Luz en Casa Oaxaca) 77

9.19 Light for Mexico Program 77

9.20 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Wind 78

9.21 Resolution on Interconnection of large hydro plants 78

9.22 Geothermal Energy Act 78

9.23 Law for the Promotion and Development of Bioenergy 78

9.24 Sustainable Rural Development Project for the Promotion of Alternative Energy Sources in Agribusiness 79

9.25 Value Added Agribusiness Risk Sharing Schemes 80

9.26 Program for Financing of Electric Energy Saving 80

9.27 Guidelines establishing and issuing Clean Energy Certificates 80

9.28 Law for the Sustainable Use of Energy (Ley para el Aprovechamiento Sustentable de la Energía, LASE) 81

9.29 Law for Sustainable Use of Energy and the National Program for the Sustainable Use of Energy (PRONASE) 81

9.30 Compact Fluorescent Lamp Market 82

9.31 Solar Water Heaters Program 83

9.32 Green Mortgage Program 83

9.33 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement (COP21) 83

10 Renewable Energy Policy, Peru 84

10.1 Overview 84

10.2 Legislative Decree 1002 84

10.3 The Electric Social Compensation Fund (FOSE) 84

10.4 Accelerated depreciation benefits 85

10.5 Biofuel Production and Commercialization Law 85

10.6 Energy Efficiency Development 85

11 Renewable Energy Policy, US 86

11.1 Overview 86

11.2 Federal Initiatives 86

11.3 Federal Initiatives for Solar Power 95

11.4 Federal Initiatives for Wind Power 96

11.5 Federal Initiatives for Biopower and Biofuels 96

11.6 State-Level Incentives 99

11.7 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Iowa 103

11.8 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Minnesota 106

11.9 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Washington 110

11.10 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Colorado 114

11.11 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Texas 119

11.12 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, California 126

11.13 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Nevada 138

11.14 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, New Jersey 141

11.15 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Oklahoma 148

11.16 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Illinois 150

12 Renewable Energy Policy, Venezuela 154

12.1 Overview 154

12.2 Development Plan for the National Electric System 154

12.3 Electric Service Law 154

12.4 Electricity Law 154

12.5 Law of Rational and Efficient Use of Energy 154

12.6 Renewable Energy Development 154

12.7 National renewable energy registry 155

12.8 Sowing Light Program(Sembrando Luz) 155

12.9 Energy Efficiency 155

13 Appendix 156

13.1 Market Definitions 156

13.2 Abbreviations 157

13.3 Bibliography 161

13.4 Methodology 163

13.5 Coverage 163

13.6 Contact Us 164

13.7 Disclaimer 164

List of tables

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Renewable Energy Policy, North and South America 10

Table 2: Renewable Energy Auctions, Brazil, 2007–2015 22

Table ...

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Renewable Energy Policy, North and South America 10

Table 2: Renewable Energy Auctions, Brazil, 2007–2015 22

Table 3: Biodiesel and Mineral Diesel, Brazil, Federal Taxes 29

Table 4: Key Regulatory Authorities, Canada 33

Table 5: Renewable Energy Targets, Canada 35

Table 6: Feed-in Tariffs, Ontario, 2016 51

Table 7: Feed-in Tariffs, Ontario, 2017 51

Table 8: Additional Price Incentives on Feed-in Tariff, Ontario, 2016 52

Table 9: Additional Price Incentives on Feed-in Tariff, Ontario, 2017 52

Table 10: ecoENERGY for Biofuels Incentives (CAD/liter and $/liter), 2008–2016 59

Table 11: Renewable Energy Market, US, Production Tax Credit ($/kWh), 2016 88

Table 12: Renewable Energy Market, US, Investment Tax Credit, 2016 89

Table 13: Renewable Energy Market, US, Green Power Purchasing Goal (%), 2016–2025 93

Table 14: Renewable Power, US, Renewable Portfolio Standards, State Targets, 2016 99

Table 15: Renewable Power, Minnesota, Solar Power Incentives ($/kWh), 2016 108

Table 16: Renewable Energy Market, Washington, Member-Owned Renewable Energy Program Rate ($/kWh), 2010–2017 111

Table 17: Renewable Energy Market, Colorado, Capital Cost Threshold Rates, 2014 116

Table 18: Renewable Energy Market, Texas, Rebates for Energy Efficiency Products ($/unit), 2017 122

Table 19: Renewable Energy, Feed-in Tariffs, Marin County – California, 2016 127

Table 20: Renewable Energy, Feed-in Tariffs, Los Angeles – California, 2016 128

Table 21: Renewable Energy, Feed-in Tariff Multiplier, Los Angeles - California, 2016 128

Table 22: Renewable Energy, Electric Energy Reduction Standard (TWh), California, 2012–2024 131

Table 23: Renewable Energy, Annual Electric Demand Reduction Standard (MW), California, 2012–2024 131

Table 24: Renewable Energy, ReMAT Tariffs ($/MWh), California, 2017 132

Table 25: Renewable Energy Market, California, Go Solar Campaign Program Components, 2007–2016 132

Table 26: Renewable Energy Market, California, California Solar Initiative Program Budget ($m), 2007–2016 133

Table 27: Renewable Energy Market, California, California Solar Initiative Rebate Levels by Incentive Step and Rebate Type, 2012 134

Table 28: Renewable Energy Market, California, California Solar Initiative, Details by Incentive Type, 2013 134

Table 29: Solar Alternative Compliance Payment ($/MWh), New Jersey, 2008–2016 146

Table 30: Renewable Energy Market, Oklahoma, Production Tax Credit ($/kWh), 2007–2021 148

Table 31: Renewable Energy Market, Illinois, Requirements and Carve-outs for Various Technologies for Investor-owned Utilities (%), 2009–2026 151

Table 32: Renewable Energy Market, Illinois, Requirements and Carve-outs for Various Technologies for Alternate Renewable Electricity Suppliers (%), 2009–2026 152

Table 33: Abbreviations 157

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