30 of September 2019

Recent developments in Cape Verde legislation

With a 20,3% penetration of renewable energy in 2018, Cape Verde has implemented multiple initiatives to achieve the target established by the Government of more 50% of renewable until 2030.


In that way, at the end of 2018 and throughout 2019, important legislation was approved regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency sector, namely:


  • Microgeneration Regime, Decree-Law No. 54/2018 of 15 October, which makes the third amendment to Decree-Law 1/2011 of 3 January, which lays down the provisions on promotion, encouragement and access , licensing and operation inherent in the exercise of the activity of independent production and self-generation of electricity, based on renewable energy sources;


  • Master Plan for the Electric Sector 2018-2040, Resolution no. 39/2019 of 8 April, the document establishes the principles and targets for electricity production from renewable energy sources by 2025 and 2030; and sets commitments for wind and solar energy use, promotion of energy efficiency and combat energy losses.


  • National System for Labeling and Requirements for Electrical Equipment, Decree-Law no. 25/2019 of 13 June, establishes the information obligations to be provided to the final consumer of these products through labeling and indications on energy consumption.


  • Cape Verde Power Grid Code, Decree-Law no. 31/2019 of 11 July, the document aims to allow the stable and safe operation of the national electric system in order to enhance greater share of energy from renewable sources.


In the framework of our Legislation Monitoring Service, ALER provides an overview of these Acts to our members. See the conditions here and have access to more information and here the sponsorship benefits of this service and other monitoring services of ALER and have access to more information.