Guyana Energy Policy

Country: 
Guyana
Policy Type: 
Policy
Status of Approval/Implementation: 
In Effect
Year Completed: 
1994
Inclusion of Quantified RE targets?: 
NO
Overall Policy Objectives: 
The main objective is to reduce dependency on imported petroleum. The specific objectives of the policy include: providing a stable, reliable and economic supply of energy, reducing dependency on imported fuels, promoting increased utilization of domestic resources and ensuring sustainable energy use. It proposes a strategic framework with short- and medium- term goals for the period 1994 – 2004 for satisfying future energy demand (to 2004) in electricity, transportation, industry & mining, residential, commercial & public, and agriculture & fishing sectors, using new and renewable sources of energy and more efficient use of imported fuel.The main objective is to reduce dependency on imported petroleum. The specific objectives of the policy include: providing a stable, reliable and economic supply of energy, reducing dependency on imported fuels, promoting increased utilization of domestic resources and ensuring sustainable energy use. It proposes a strategic framework with short- and medium- term goals for the period 1994 – 2004 for satisfying future energy demand (to 2004) in electricity, transportation, industry & mining, residential, commercial & public, and agriculture & fishing sectors, using new and renewable sources of energy and more efficient use of imported fuel.
Source of Information: 

The National Energy Policy Committee (1994). Energy Policy of Guyana. Jul., 1994. Available at:
http://www.gea.gov.gy/pdf/Energy-Policy-of-Guyana-July-1994.pdf The National Energy Policy Committee (1994). Energy Policy of Guyana. Jul., 1994. Available at:
http://www.gea.gov.gy/pdf/Energy-Policy-of-Guyana-July-1994.pdf