"Portugal needs our energy!”
The Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN) is a non-profit association, founded in October 1988, with the mission of coordination , representation and defense of the common interests of its Members .
APREN’s Associates are companies holding permits to explore power plants for electricity production from renewable sources, such as the ones under feed in tariff as well as the ones that sell to the market, moreover any individual or collective person interested in the development of renewable energy sources in Portugal. At the end of 2016, APREN represented around 93% of all installed capacity of renewable energy sources in Portugal.
APREN develops its work together with official authorities and other similar entities, nationally and internationally, being an important key player in the development of energy policies for Portugal, promoting the deployment of renewable resources for electricity production.
The Association privileges the coordination and permanent contact with the Portuguese Government, the ministries responsible for energy and environmental issues and their official agencies, as well as a fruitful dialogue with the crucial national stakeholders related to the production of electricity from renewable sources and representatives from the civil society.
APREN has also a strong involvement at European level, manifested primarily through the participation in European projects and through its partnership with several European Associations that defend the technologies that APREN represents, which enable the monitoring of European Energy Policy and developments in the sector in other Member States of the European Union.
APREN has a permanent legal advice with ABBC law firm, which supports the identification and analysis of relevant legislation and the drafting of opinions. APREN is also advised by MediaWise communication agency to promote its image and message among the media.
We invite you to learn more about our association and join us in the defense of renewables in Portugal.