81 new applications for construction of solar power plants presented

The General Directorate of Energy and Geology (DGEG) received 81 new applications for the construction of solar power plants, in a market regime, representing a total of

“The General Directorate of Energy and Geology (DGEG) has received 81 new applications for the construction of solar power plants, which represent a total of 1,700 megawatts of capacity, all of which are in the market regime, ie they will not be entitled to subsidies paid by consumers in the production of electricity, “the Ministry of Economy said in a statement.

According to the Government, these requests were submitted to the DGEG during the application period that took place between 01 and 15 September.

The ministry led by Caldeira Cabral also stressed that construction will only be approved if all conditions are met.

“Portugal is on track to meet its goal of 31% incorporation of renewable energies into final energy consumption by 2020. Looking at 2030, the European target was set at 32%, but the Government has more ambitious goals and wants to achieve a target over 40% of renewable energy consumption by 2030, “he said.

In August, the Government approved the construction of three new solar power plants, under a market regime, in the district of Santarém.

The projects concerned represented a total investment of EUR 81 million with an installed capacity of 145.5 MW.

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