Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Date Amended:

2015, 30 April 

Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>CHP
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy -Directorate General of Energy and Geology
Legal References:Decree-law nº23/2010, 25th March; Amended by Decree-Law nº 68-A/2015

Decree-law 23/2010 transposes into Portuguese Law Directive 2004/8/CE of the European Parliament and the Council of 11 February, on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market. It aims to increase energy efficiency and security of supply by creating a framework for the promotion and development of high efficiency cogeneration of heat and electricity based on useful heat demand and primary energy savings in the internal energy market. This law regulates the activity of cogeneration, establishing its legal status and remuneration. The tariff is based on two modalities, according to the choice of cogeneration, accessible to efficient cogeneration and high efficiency cogeneration. Incentives are provided based on three criteria: reduction of primary energy consumption and CO2 emissions compared with the separate production of electric and thermal energy; cogeneration production that is efficient and uses renewable resources; and promoting the participation of cogeneration in the electricity market.

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