Brazil releases brand-new internet metering legislations for distributed generation

Jan 11, 2022 02:40 PM ET
  • Brazil has published its long-anticipated net metering legislations that has presented a new framework for dispersed generation in the nation and will see any type of solar PV systems below 5MW eligible for internet metering tariffs till 2045.
Brazil releases brand-new internet metering legislations for distributed generation
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Although a grid charge for prosumers will work from 2023, the dispersed generation sector in Brazil is still anticipated to stay lucrative.

Legislation 14.300 comes into force in 2023 and has actually set the rules for distributed generation in the country for the following 23 years. The date of implementation means, however, that distributed generation systems set up in 2022 will not undergo any additional costs.

Experts have actually kept in mind how the brand-new regulations have caused a rise of new small-scale solar projects in the country, with people as well as businesses keen to capitalise on the more beneficial policy framework prior to January 2023.

The new law additionally ensures regulative and legal assurance for proprietors of small scale solar PV systems, which is significantly outstripping utility-scale solar in Brazil as a percentage of complete generation.

Speaking back in September, James Ellis, head of Latin American study at BNEF, said the new legislation-- which has actually stayed largely the same considering that when Ellis spoke with PV Tech-- was a favorable signal to Brazil solar market.

"The current message would leave Brazil's charitable net metering rules in place via 2045 for those that have solar systems currently or who add them within one year of the regulation being passed," Ellis stated.

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