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Electric Light and Power Act, 2013 and Electric Light and Power (Amendment) Act, 2015

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 2014
In December 2013, the Barbadian Parliament passed the Electric Light and Power Act (ELPA), thus replacing the 1899 version of the same act. ELPA actualises legal dispositions to electricity supply, distribution and demand while promoting renewable energy and ensuring security of supply.

The new act liberalises the power sector, as independent power producers are allowed to supply the country alongside the Barbados Light and Power Company under a licensing scheme. Interconnection is promoted.

ELPA charges the Minister to determine minimum and maximum supply targets. These governmental targets are not included in the act itself. They include an objective of renewable energy share of primary energy to be above 30% by 2020.

The Electricity Light and (Amendment) Act, 2015 is the current version in force.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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