With the aim to establish concrete targets and objectives for the energy poverty combat, the Long-Term National Strategy to Combat Energy Poverty 2023-2050 was published.

Porto Energy Agency – AdEPorto participated in the session where the strategy was presented, in Lisbon, by the January 12th, with the project “Asprela + Sustentável”. This project, presented by Rui Pimenta, AdEPorto CEO, is a living laboratory to test innovative services and technologies to support energy transition and achieve carbon neutrality, by the city of Porto. This falls within the framework of the Long-Term National Strategy to Combat Energy Poverty objectives, which seeks to end energy poverty in Portugal by 2050, focusing on supporting the most vulnerable consumers and work on their integration in the climate and energy transition, by an active approach.

We highlight the Renewable Energy Community of Agra do Amial, in the context of the project “Asprela + Sustentável”, and also the 5 One-Stop-Shops, for integrated services to support the implementation of energy efficiency measures, by Porto Energy Hub, coordinated by AdEPorto, as initiative aligned withs the objectives of energy poverty combat strategy.

This public presentation was chaired by the Environment and Climate Action Minister, Duarte Cordeiro, where the Presidency Minister, Mariana Vieira da Silva, and the Energy and Climate Secretary of State, Ana Fontoura Gouveia, were also present. The following entities were also present: ADENE – National Energy Agency, Environmental Fund, DGEG - Directorate-General for Geology and Energy, Zero Association, National Statistics Institute, Nova School of Business and Economics, FCT Nova University of Lisbon and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Learn which are the strategic axes of the Long-Term National Strategy to Combat Energy Poverty 2023-2050:
Residential energy and environmental sustainability;
Universal access to energy services
Integrated territorial action;
Promotion of knowledge and informed action.
To implement this strategy the Energy Poverty National Observatory will be created and managed by DGEG – Directorate-General for Geology and Energy, with the technical and operational support from ADENE.

The published document also emphasises that energy poverty affects the well-being of the community, quality of life, health and productivity, including not only families economically vulnerable, but also those which restrict themselves from energy usage due to high costs.