Energy with Renewable Sources in non-interconnected areas

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Sector Energy
Focus area Renewable energy (solar), Renewable energy (wind), Low carbon fuels
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative
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Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost
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Financing requested
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Financing received to-date
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Principal source of financing Not known
Principal type of financing Not known
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Ministry of Mines and Energy, IPSE (Institute of Planning and Promotion of Energy Solutions for non-interconnected areas), UPME (Mining and energy Planning Unit)
International funder(s)
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Organization providing technical support PNUMA, Olade (Energy Latin American Organization)
Contact María Victoria Reyes

The objective of the NAMA is to establish electrification solutions in non-interconnected areas with alternative sources.

The motivation for designing and implementing the NAMA is based on the fact that attempts to establish electrification solutions in non-interconnected areas with alternative sources (solar, hydro, wind and biomass) have not had the impact, operation or sustainability desired due to flaws in the design, operation or business model, from economic, technical or cultural difficulties. Additionally electrification in these areas is limited mainly to meet needs of lighting and appliances without it becoming an engine of economic development in combination with the use of other forms of energy and in combination with other services.

The expected general goals of the NAMA are:

  • Bringing electricity to non-interconnectable localities by individual power generation systems based on photovoltaic technology, or by mini-networks with hybrid systems of power generation involving non-conventional renewable energy sources
  • Giving Sustainable Rural Energy Plans continuity in order to support local or regional production schemes with significant energy component and community participation in isolated or rural areas
  • Develop and implement energy projects related to small infrastructure systems of isolated or rural areas, starting with energy conversion in water purification plants
  • Formulate and implement projects to replace power generation plants based on fossil fuels in Colombia in interconnectable locations

The activities of the NAMA will entail:

  • Completion of policy documents and regulation concerning electrification in non-interconnected areas
  • Activities of coordination and support between sector entities
  • Construction and improvement of information systems
  • Capacity building for the actors of the sector
  • Consolidation of quality standards for electricity generation systems in ZNI
  • Disclosure mechanisms for the above components

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: * access to electricity
Economic: * reduced energy losses
Environmental: * increasing use of alternative sources

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined

Colombia has received support from Olade (Energy Latin American Organization) to analyze information of non-interconnected areas in Colombia and prepare a NAMA proposal. PNUMA is also providing support in order to analyze possible business models to design and implement in non-interconnected areas for individual systems and/or mini-networks with hybrid systems.