Decree no. 279/10 - Special regulatory law on public renewable energy projects
This decree regulates public projects dealing with renewable energy. The construction of such projects are declared of national interest in article 1, including Patuca III, Patuca II and Patuca IIA. The document defines the legal and administrative implications of such decision, and the further regulatory environment necessary to implement such projects.
Article 9 creates the Special Unit for Renewable Energy Projects (UEPER). This Unit depends on the National Electric Power Company, with an initial budgetary allocation from the Budget of the National Electric Energy Company (ENEE), for an initial amount of ten million lempiras. This initial fund will be increased with resources from the National Electric Energy Company.