Genesis Morocco: Ecuador Adopts Feed-in Tariffs and is not the only developing country to do so


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Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

Saturday, June 18, 2011    <<Home

Ecuador Adopts Feed-in Tariffs and is not the only developing country to do so


The electricity authority of Ecuador adopted a system of feed-in tariffs for the development of renewable energy on April 14, 2011. The regulations cover both continental Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands.

The program by the South American country of 15 million people includes multiple technologies, including solar photovoltaics. Biomass-biogas and hydro projects are further differentiated by size.

Ecuador joins a growing list of developing countries that recently have adopted systems of feed-in tariffs, including Malaysia and Uganda. Botswana and the Philippines are both expected to introduce programs in 2011


Personal Notes : Shows that it can be done in Morocco as well, its only a matter of political will and of liberalizing the energy market. See my previous post for a 25 years moratorium on VAT actually applied to solar utilities for housing units.