The general policy objectives, defined in the National Energy Plan for 2003-2012, and reaffirmed in the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper are “to guarantee the satisfaction of the energy needs…and at a cost that contributes to improve the well being and the quality of life of the population, and for the competitiveness of the national economy, without creating macroeconomic or environmental imbalances or else aggravating the dependence on the outside”. These principles are translated into more specific policy objectives:1) Consolidation of the Energy Sector on 3 levels;i) Structural: enhancing the infrastructure for production, storage, transformation, transport and distribution of energy, to cover a greater area of the national territory;ii) Access; increasing the population’s access to the commercial forms of energy;iii) Institutional: endowing existing entities with means for policy-making and adaptation of technologies, establishing regulatory entities;2) Guarantee of energy Security through;i) Diversification of the energy sources by resorting, above all, to the utilization of indigenous resources3) Guarantee of Competitiveness of the national economy; throughi) Regulation, prices and tariffs policy;ii) Incentives for competition, decentralised and self-production,iii)Incentives to limit waste and losses in the consumption of energy,iv)Incentives for better efficiency in the energy supply systems;4) Minimise the environmental impact of production, transformation and utilization of energy.The GPRSP does not fix any targets for energy access, renewable energy sources, or energy saving, but specific targets were in the National Energy Plan 2003-2012. The GPRSP reaffirms the role of the state in tariff policy, and, the importance of a regulatory body.With support from Gesto Energia S.A., the Government developed a Renewable Energy Plan (2010-2020) in 2010, with a target of producing 50% of the country’s energy requirements from renewables by 2020. The Government aims to achieve this solely through the promotion of the private sector, without the use of any form of feed-in tariff mechanism, and Law n1/2011 sets out a framework for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in the country. The Law established a regime for micro-generation, and guaranteed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 15 years, for all IPPs utilising renewable energy, as well as setting out conditions for self-producers, and codifying the tax exemption on the import of RE equipment. Nearly 600 MW of RE projects are seen as having economic potential, and the Government aims to invest over €600,000 in the projects and requisite infrastructure by 2020. As of 2011, €126,000 had been mobilised.