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Argentina approves new decree for DG systems

Rooftop solar panels. Photo by: EBRD (www.ebrd.com).

November 5 (Renewables Now) - Argentina's Secretariat of Energy reports that thanks to Decree 286/2018, the surplus produced by residential and commercial distributed generation (DG) systems can be sold back to the grid.

This measure allows citizens to have more autonomy and freedom so that they can save money on their own by selling the energy surplus to local distributors. "This law puts us in the position of a developed country", the Secretary of Energy of the Ministry of Finance, Javier Iguacel, said.

Argentina's Law of Distributed Generation states that users can generate renewable electricity at the point of consumption, reducing the expense on electricity bills. The government expects that not only savings will be achieved but DG systems will contribute to the reduction of losses in the interconnected electrical system and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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