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Honduras

Official Name:
Republic of Honduras

National Designated Entity

Type of organisation:
Government/Ministry
Name:
Mr. Roberto Aparicio
Position:
Tecnico de Mitigacion de la Direccion Nacional de Cambio Climatico de esta Secretaria de Estado
Phone:
+504 2235 9200
Emails:
aparicioproyectos@yahoo.com, cooperacionserna@gmail.com, despachomiambientehn@gmail.com

Energy profile

Honduras (2012)

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Energy profile
Energy profile
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National electrification rate (2010): 81.3%Urban rate: 95%Rural rate: 45%.The Electricity Coverage Index by department shows great disparities. Cortes and Islas de Bahia enjoy almost a 100% household coverage, while Lempira and Intibuca only have 24.6% and 36.2% coverage respectively. Electrification was programmed under the 1994 Electricity Law for the Electricity Sector through the creation of the Social Fund for Electricity Development (FOSODE). The Government has set a target to increase national electricity coverage to 80% by 2015, giving equal priority to urban and rural. So far, the outcome has been positive, with an increase in national coverage from 43% in 1994 to 69% in 2006. 400,000 new connections are expected to be made by 2015. However, lack of financing has slowed grid development, causing it to lag behind demand.

Renewable energy potential

There is great potential of untapped indigenous renewable energy resources. Due to the likely long-term trend of high oil prices, such resources could be developed at competitive prices. However, except for the large hydro projects, the potential for the development of renewable energy - hydro, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal - is yet to be explored.Two build–operate–transfer (BOT) schemes for medium hydro projects are being developed in Honduras. In 2006, a Brazilian construction firm expressed interest in building Janito and Jicatuyo projects on the Ullúa river, in the West. It is estimated that both projects will add a total of 271 MW. As of 2009 pre-feasibility studies are being conducted. Financing from the Central American Investment Bank has already been requested. The Brazilian government has provided technical support. The projects include transmission and distribution investments. Ownership of the facility will be transferred to the state after 25 years. The second BOT involves the government of Taiwan in building and operating Patuca 3 project, expected to add 100 MW. Ownership of the facility will be transferred to the state after 30 years.In January, 2011, the Congress approved the Decree for the construction of hydroelectric dams Patuca I, Patuca II and Patuca III, Olancho, and Los Llanitos and Jicatuyo in Santa Barbara, with the aim to generate 1000 MW of energy.It is expected that in three years Patuca III (or Piedras Amarillas), is generating the first 104 MW of power. The construction of Patuca II (or Valencia) and Patuca III (or La Torrosa) are scheduled for later. Besides the five dams approved by the Decree, the construction of the Energy Complex of the Aguán Valley (hydropower, biomass and solar) located in the department of Yoro has been aproved, under the coordination of the Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica (ENEE).In November 2007, the Law for Biofuels production and consumption was approved. In November 2008 its Decree which was published in February 2009.BiomassThe Sistema Interconectado Nacional currently has 60 MW of total installed capacity with biomass resources contributed by private developers. It is contemplated an additional 125 MW in the future.GeothermalThere is a pioneering initiative called Platanares Geothermal which has been developing actions at the level of study and so far it is believed it will produce about 35 MW in the Platanares community. It is expected that the geothermal project will be in operation in 2013. There is an estimated geothermal potential of 125.3 MW in Honduras.

Energy framework

Decree 9-2001 on Wind Energy Private Pilot Projects. Decree 267 for the Promotion of Projects Based on Renewable and Sustainable Resources.Framework Law of the Energy Sector 158-94 of 1994. Legal Framework and Reforms of the Energy Sector Law and Incentives Law for Renewable Energy Generation of 1998 which provides incentives to the development and generation of energy by means of new and renewable sources. Decrees No. 85-98 and 267-98 promote the development of renewable energy-generating plants. The decrees include tax breaks to developers and a secure buyer for energy at prices equivalent to the system’s short-term marginal cost. The national integrated utility ENEE, which is the default buyer, must pay a premium (10% of the same short-run marginal costs) for the electricity generated when the installed capacity is below 50 MW.  This framework has facilitated the negotiation of about 30 public/private partnerships with ENEE for small renewable energy plants. In addition, Decree No. 85-98 also establishes tax exemptions in favour of developers: import and sales’ taxes on equipment, and a five-year income tax holiday.In 2007 a Law promoting Electricity Generation with Renewable Resources was approved. The approval of its Decree is in process.

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