Production under feed-in tariffs in Portugal


P. Lourenço and C. Almeida




In Portugal, over the last two and a half decades, high focus on the promotion of renewable energies has been set, particularly through power plants with feed-in tariffs, which has increased the use of internal energy resources and has stimulated the reduction of the country’s energy dependence.
During this process, the development of related legislation and the dynamism of the sector, with the introduction of incentives which prompted the investment and promoted the maturation of new technologies, has been essential. Gradually, in conjunction with the acquired experience and knowledge, a sustained growth of renewables energies has been possible. Moreover, it put forward scientific research in this area and established attractive revenues in this market, which allowed the reinforcement of the existing energy cluster in Portugal. As a result of this energy policy, the purchase of energy feed-in tariffs producers has reached quite significant values. At the end of 2015, the installed capacity was about 7 900 MVA, which corresponds to the acquisition of 20TWh.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 15)
Pages: 524-528 Date of Publication: 2017/04/25
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:

REF: 381-17

Issue Date: April 2017
DOI:10.24084/repqj15.381 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

P. Lourenço and C. Almeida
EDP Serviço Universal, SA. Direção Compra de Energia. Coimbra (Portugal)

Key word

Renewables, Cogeneration, Small production, Feed-in tariffs.


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