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Decree Law No. 104/2019

Publication: Republic Diary No. 152/2019, Series I of 2019-08-09
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 104/2019
  • Pages: 2 - 6

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law amends the creation rules of a regulatory mechanism of the competition on the electricity wholesale market in Portugal.

What is going to change?

A payment per account is now possible, applied to the electric energy producers which are covered by the competition balance mechanism.

The payment per account’s value is established by the government member responsible for the energy area.

The same government member will decide which amounts to invoice to the electric energy producers, based on the results of a study carried out annually by the Energy Services Regulatory Entity (ERSE).

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law ensures a greater competition balance of the electricity wholesale market in Portugal.

It ensures a greater protection of the consumers.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on the day following its publication.

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