National Renewable Energy action Plan (NREAP)

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 18 June 2015

Under the EU Directive 2009/28/EC member countries of the European Union are obliged to draft and submit to the European Commission National Renewable Action Plans (NREAPs) outlining pathway which will allow them to meet their 2020 renewable energy, energy efficiency and GHG cuts targets.

Portugal 2020 renewable energy targets:

  • Overall target: 31% of share of energy generated from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption;
  • Heating and cooling: 31% of heat consumption met by renewable sources;
  • Electricity: 55% of electricity demand met by electricity generated from renewable energy sources;
  • Transport: 10% of energy demand met by renewable energy sources.

In order to achieve above enlisted targets Portugal put in place following measures:

  • Feed-in tariff scheme supporting micro and mini production of renewable electricity;
  • Biodiesel blending requirement;
  • Support for demonstration projects;
  • Promotion of more energy efficient technologies in RES sector;
  • Set of fiscal incentives;


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