FAQ

1. What does it take to become a Pilot Zone resident?

To become a promoter residing in the Pilot Zone (PZ) you must obtain the respective licenses according to the Access Regulation. This document can be consulted here.

 

2. What services can you provide per resident: workspace, finance recruitment, selection of production facilities, engineering support, installation of modules at sea, connection of modules to the network, etc.?

At the moment, and in the current location, although there are several studies this is not yet implemented and services are not yet available.

 

3. Do you provide an undersea ground cable for module installation location?

Given that the area is not yet properly infrastructured, the undersea ground cable has not yet been implemented.

 

4. What are the prices for module installation?

The prices for the installation of the module are still undefined by the Government.

 

5. What is the minimum power of the module for connection to the PZ?

Since the premise of the PZ is to allow several tests on the modules, a minimum power is not required for the installed module.

 

6. What is the price of electricity produced by the module?

As in the previous question, once the PZ works as a test area the electricity produced is remunerated according to the Ministerial order 202/2015 (link) and is defined by the ordinance of the government member responsible for the Energy area. (art. 39º of Law Decree nº5/2008).

 

7. What companies and projects are currently being implemented in the PZ?

At this moment only ENONDAS, SA is connected to the place as its concessionaire. Since the PZ still lacks infrastructure, there are no implemented projects.

 

Complementary Note

a. For further clarifications contact DGEG - Directorate General of Energy and Geology.

b. The current location of PZ may be subject to redefinition according to Council of Ministers Resolution No. 81-A/2016 (link).