Supreme Administrative Court supports E-Redes (formerly EDP Distribuição) against autarchies. Government refuses.
City councils want to force E-Redes (formerly EDP Distribuição) to pay underground occupation fees for equipment related to medium and high voltage electricity. In May, the National Association of Portuguese Municipalities (ANMP) formalized with the Government a request to change the law – a claim rejected by the Ministry of Environment.
E-Grids, Chambers and Government are involved in a multimillion-dollar process related to the distribution of low voltage energy. The concession exempts the company from paying fees for low voltage infrastructure. As for the medium and high voltage ones, such as the passage of cables through the air or underground conduits, the mayors understand that E-Redes must pay and many have presented the corresponding invoice.