October 15 (Solar) – Legal changes related to distributed generation have been approved by Chile's Senate, the country's energy ministry said last week.
This means that the bill amending the General Electrical Services Law with respect to distributed generation has passed through the country's National Congress and can now be enacted.
The bill increases to 300 kW from 100 kW the maximum installed capacity for installations that can be treated as distributed generation, makes changes in relation to the compensation for injected electricity, including, among a number, applying the discount for this electricity to all the items of the electricity bill and not only the energy charge. The bill also allows the installation of community or jointly-owned systems.
Energy minister Susana Jimenez said the changes are in line with one of the objectives of the government's proposed Energy Route 2018-2022, namely a fourfold increase in the capacity of distributed small-scale renewable generation by 2022.