The announcement was made in the State Budget (OE) proposal for 2021, submitted on Monday to the Assembly of the Republic. According to the document, the winning photovoltaic (PV) plant or plants should be up and running by the end of 2021, supplying power under the self-consumption or community solar models.
This schedule is in line with the country's energy efficiency programme for the Public Administration, also know as ECO.AP.
In 2021, Portugal plans to hold more large renewable energy auctions in order to meet the objectives set in the National Energy and Climate Plan (PNEC 2030) and in the National Hydrogen Strategy. This year, the country achieved a record low price of EUR 11.14 (USD 13.16) per MWh in a tender held in August. It awarded 670 MW of solar power capacity.