Guidelines for the Approval of Renewable Energy Self-Generation Projects

Today the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, URCA, released the proposed guidelines for the approval of Renewable Energy Self-Generation Projects referred to as RESG projects.  The consultation document pertains to small commercial and government owned projects and is in keeping with URCA’s mandate to promote the increased use of renewable energy in The Bahamas.  Once approved and implemented, the guidelines will allow businesses and Government agencies to apply for and obtain URCA’s approval to install larger renewable generation systems with up to 1 megawatt capacity on their properties.

The guidelines proposed by URCA include a detailed definition of an RESG project and provide clear details on the application and approval process.  It applies to RESG projects throughout The Bahamas.

URCA invites and welcomes comments from licensees, members of the public and interested parties on the matter set out in the consultation document.  Such comments must be received by URCA on or before 5:00 pm on 28 October 2019.

Written submissions and comments should be submitted to URCA either:

  • By hand to: the Director of Utilities and Energy, Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, Frederick House, Frederick Street, Nassau, Bahamas;
  • By email to:;
  • By mail to: P.O. Box N-4860, Nassau, Bahamas; or
  • By facsimile to: (242) 393-0237.

After the period of representation closes, URCA will carefully consider such representations made and shall publish its final decision on the proposed Guidelines.