The distribution networks in Portugal are regulated and fall into three categories:
The remuneration rules for this operation are established by the Energy Services Regulatory Agency (Reguladora dos Serviços Energéticos - ERSE).
Factors considered when calculating the remuneration rate include the average yield of the ten-year bonds issued by the Portuguese State.
Galp, through its associated company, Galp Gás Natural Distribution (GGND), has a stake in nine natural gas distributors in Portugal, five of which operate under concession agreements with a duration of 40 years, whilst the remainder operate through licenses for a period of 20 years.
In 2017, through GGND, Galp operated a 12,890 km long distribution network. At the end of 2017, the regulated asset base was valued at approximately €1.0 bn.
In 2016, Galp reduced its stake in GGND to 77.5%, ceasing to consolidate the company in the Group's accounts.
Learn more about GGND here.
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