Factsheet: RES-E in small power installations

RES-E in small power installations

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Decree-Law No. 34/2011 of 8 March - legal framework for RES-E generation by small power installations or plants
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Decreto-Lei n.° 34/2011 de 8 de Março
Description: 
This decree-law establishes the legal framework for renewable energy generation by small power installations or plants (miniproduction units). A miniproduction unit is defined as an installation that uses a single production technology and has a capacity of up to 250 kW (art. 1 DL 34/2011). Any entity that has a contract for purchasing electricity with a relevant consumption of electricity can apply to this law, provided that injected power does not exceed 50% of the contracted power. A special tariff is provided to installations with a capacity below 20 kW. For biogas and biomass installations in case of miniproduction, 60% of the reference tariff is provided (art 11(7) DL34/2011). The tariffs are limited to 15 years, the maximum production may not exceed 5 MWh/year and the annual maximum capacity eligible for the tariff is 30 MW in 2013 (art 11). Currently the regime is being discussed by the government.
Goal/Aim: 
Support electricity from renewable sources.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministério da Economia, da Inovação e do Desenvolvimento. Direcção Geral de Energia e Geologia (DGEG) – Directorate General for Energy and Geology at the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Development

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2011
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013