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Methods and conditions for self-consumption and energy communities

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 18 March 2022

Article 42bis of Decree-Law 162/19 defines the methods and conditions by which is allowed to activate individual renewable consumption or create renewable energy communities. 

The provisions contained are aimed at individuals who produce electricity destined for own consumption (individual or collective) with plants powered by renewable sources with a total capacity not exceeding 200 kW, entered into operation between 1st March 2020 and 30 June 2021. 

The main objective is to provide environmental, economic, or social benefits at the community level. Participation in the communities of renewable energy is open to all end customers. The Ministry of Economic Development also defined the economic support to be allocated to renewable plants in these configurations (collective and individual consumers and renewable energy communities).

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