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The PUC to Receive Technical Assistance from the US

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is receiving Technical Assistance from the United States Department of Energy for Technical Advisory Assistance on Distributed Generation Regulatory and Operational Frameworks. This is geared towards the implementation of a small scale solar and wind generation. In a press release, the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission, Dean Molina, stated that the Government of Belize is committed to developing a regulatory framework for the modernization of electricity industry in Belize. He stressed that Belize’s renewable energy resources, particularly Solar and Wind energy, would uniquely position Belize to generate its own supply of electricity. This will help in reducing the country’s dependence on the supply of electricity from external sources. The release further noted that the United States Department of Energy recognizes the vital importance of the region’s need for energy and security. Our newsroom understands that the department is offering technical assistance for clean energy development and power sector governance, decarbonization, reliability, resilience and integration in Central America. The US State Department has agreed to assist the PUC in preparing a regulatory and operational regime for the implementation for distributed generation. PUC states that it is grateful for the technical assistance and considers the assistance as timely and relevant to create the enabling regulatory framework for the modernization of the electricity industry in Belize.