Electricity grid
Access to the distribution grid

In order to get the electricity from the production centres to their customers, the suppliers use the transmission grid and the distribution grid, the latter operated by EDP Distribuição by means of so-called “grid access".

To this end, the suppliers are required to sign a grid usage agreement with EDP Distribuição that includes general conditions approved by the Energy Sector Regulator (ERSE).The right of access to the grids may also be exercised by customers who purchase electricity directly from producers.

For access to the grids, the suppliers pay EDP Distribuição a regulated tariff, approved by ERSE, taking into account the consumption of each of their customers.