Local authorities mull replacing EDP in electricity distribution

Competition for electricity distribution concessions advances in 2019. ERSE says that there are already some municipalities interested in replacing EDP Distribuição. The regulator launches today the proposals for public consultation.

There are municipalities interested in replacing EDP in the distribution of electricity in households and small and medium-sized enterprises. Several municipalities, particularly in the north of the country, have manifested their interest in making direct use of the distribution of electricity in the low voltage grid, according to the regulator of the energy sector. But the municipalities that choose this way "have to present an economic study", explained Cristina Portugal, president of ERSE - Regulator Entity of Energy Services. "The municipalities are the ones who decide whether to explore or not", she said yesterday in a meeting with journalists on the subject.

Source: Diário de Notícias

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