5Normative FrameworkElectrical Energy Transmission and Distribution are activities performed by UTE (Public Utility).Generation Activity - Competitive Market, UTE has preponderant participation.
6Energy Policy – Wind Energy Participation Electrical matrix diversification:Incorporate 500 MW of new wind energy to 2015.Promotion of renewable microgeneration connected to the grid.Adequate access to electricity:Installation of hybrid microgenerators systems (wind and solar) in isolated communities.
7Goals to 2015 – Electricity Matrix Non Conventional Renewable Energy – 25% (Wind Energy and Biomass)80% Renewable Energy.Reduction of Oil Participation.Use of LNG.
8Uruguayan Wind Energy Program From 2007 to 2012Removing barriers to introduce wind power to generate electricity in Uruguay.Institutional BarriersRegulatory BarriersFinancial BarriersSocial Barriers.
9Uruguayan Wind Energy Program Removing barriers: How? 1. Developing a policy framework and regulations for wind energy in Uruguay. 2. Information development to facilitate wind power identified projects. 3. Local industry development. 4. Removal of technological barriers through the installation of measurement equipment.
10Wind Energy Map link: http://www.energiaeolica.gub.uy Wind Energy Map: High 50m, 30m y 15m
11Wind Energy – Last 5 Years 2006: Promotional schemes for the installation and purchase of energy generation from wind, biomass and small-sized hydraulic with the following features:At most 10MW eachFree DispatchFinally, only awarded biomass and wind projects2007: First 6 MW wind farm installation.2011: 43MW installed.406MW will be installed until (Tenders awared and bidding in process)2010: MicrogenerationEnables customers to install microgeneration renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass, micro-hydro) and exchange with the network.
12Wind Energy – Tenders 2010: First 150MW Wind Energy Capacity Tender: Offers: 22 (945MW)Energy price: 85USD/MWh2011: Additional 150MW Wind Energy Capacity Tender.Offers: 23 (1097 MW)Energy price: 63USD/MWh
13Future Goals Uruguay has an excellent wind energy potential resource. Wind power generation is an economical option for the country.The big challenge is to integrate a lot of wind power to the grid ensuring adequate quality service.
14Thank you for your attention! Eng. Lorena Di Chiara