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Regulation on the generation of renewable energy for self-consumption (Ministerial agreement No. 063-DGERR-002-2017)

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2017
This document aims to establish the requirements, criteria, procedures, methodologies and administrative, technical and commercial responsibilities,  that must be fulfilled by the Electricity Distribution Companies and the natural or legal persons that have and / or plan the installation of renewable energy generation for Self-consumption connected to a distribution system. 

The specific objectives of the agreement are as following: 1) to regulate the generation of electrical energy destined exclusively for self-consumption, as well as the surpluses generated as a by-product of self-consumption; 2) to regulate the adoption of clean technologies (renewable sources) for the generation of electrical energy by Clients of Distribution Companies with generation facilities up to a maximum of five megawatts, 3) to ensure the safety of people and property associated with the generation connected in the electrical distribution system, 4) to establish mechanisms that offset the costs incurred in the distribution network. and. Guarantee the quality and continuity of supply for users connected to the distribution network, 5) to establish a mechanism that rewards the surplus energy injected into the network of each distributed generation unit, and 6) Define technical installation criteria for distributed generators.

The agreement has to be understood within the context of the enactment of law no. 1011/2019, which amends art. 32 of law no 272/1998 on the electricity industry.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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