Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Heating and Cooling, Multi-sectoral Policy, Transport
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry for the Economy, Innovation and Development

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;


Related policies:Directive 2009/28/EC on the Promotion of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources
This record is superseded by:National Energy Strategy 2020 (ENE 2020)

Last modified: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:33:58 CEST