The Decree promotes the execution of contracts between UTE (electricity utility) and the final consumers of electricity. It allows net metering for small wind power, solar, biomass and mini-hydro.
The National Electricity Utility (UTE) is mandated to buy the excess electricity produced by consumers, for a period of ten years, at retail price (as determined by the retail tariff).
The electricity must be generated at low-voltage and the maximum installed capacity is the lower of either 6 kW or the power contracted by the consumer. Installation of higher capacity is also possible but with prior authorization.