First introduction of Photovoltaic Solar Energy in the national electrical grid

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Sector Energy
Focus area Renewable energy (solar)
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative 2012
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 2 mln
Financing requested US$ 2 mln
Financing received to-date
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Principal source of financing
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Principal type of financing Grant
Capacity building required No
Technology transfer required No
Additional information
Proponent(s) Secretary of Energy; Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining
International funder(s)
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Organization providing technical support
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The objective is to achieve a goal of 200 MW of photovoltaics installed by the year 2020. For this goal to be reached, the NAMA aims to achieve local capacity building in order to incorporate this technology in the legal and technical regulatory framework, while generating knowledge and expertise for the sustainable future incorporation of photovoltaic energy power in the national energy mix.

Activities: (2015 - 2017)
The financial support requested will be used in capacity building activities, as well as for the creation of infrastructures, in particular:

  • Strengthen the assembly and maintenance of the national solar network;
  • Creation of testing laboratories;
  • Capacity building support in the regulator organism and the Public Electric Utility (UTE);
  • Creation of specific technical regulatory framework for this resource;
  • Training professionals in the areas of engineering and architecture as well as technicians who will work in the development and maintenance.

Financial support will be managed similarly to previously executed projects: "Introduction of Wind Energy in Uruguay" and "Electricity production from biomass". For this, it is necessary to identify the barriers to technology development and define specific measures.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 4.58 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: Information has not been provided
Economic: Information has not been provided
Environmental: Information has not been provided

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined