Remuneration scheme of wind electricity in Portugal.

Graphic developed by Ivonne Peña, showing the feed-in tariff or FIT (fixed price paid per MWh generated to wind power producers) mechanism in Portugal. The FIT policies were established back in 1988, with a very early vision of the role of renewables in supporting power generation. Portugal has proved to be a leading country in the deployment of renewable energy (RE) and their successful integration with very few interruptions due to the high RE penetration. But FITs are an old-fashioned policy mechanism, because they do not encourage competition and might result in high private profits. Thus, a more flexible FIT scheme, with innovative policy design should be on its way in Portugal to fully and directly incorporate the advantages of renewable power in the electricity market.

Infographic developed by Ivonne Peña. Design support by Nathalie Ospina.
Infographic developed by Ivonne Peña. Design support by Nathalie Ospina.
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