Portuguese Renewable Energy Association

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Lobbying Costs

600,000€ - 699,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Portuguese Renewable Energy Association   (APREN)

    EU Transparency Register

    29528175589-79 First registered on 31 Mar 2011

    Goals / Remit

    APREN is the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association and gathers the interests of a vast majority of the Portuguese independent producers of renewable electricity and acts as their speaker with the relevant national authorities. APREN is considered a valuable partner to help establishing faster procedures for the permitting of new renewable energy power plants, and improve legislation related with the sector.

    Main EU files targeted

    APREN is actively following the national transposition of the Clean Energy Package, which is already happening, and all legislative changes expected from the implementation of the REPowerEU package. APREN has also been responding to every public consultation on energy and climate, especially files with substantial impact to the renewable energy sector.

    This work has been done with a thorough and active participation of APREN Members, and through direct contact with governmental bodies, policy makers and other European associations.


    Head Office
    Avenida da República nº 59 2º andar
    Lisboa 1050-189
    EU Office
    Avenida da República nº 59 2º andar
    Lisboa 1050-189


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Aside from the the workers who are directly employed by the Association, APREN is also managed by a board of 17 directors from companies that are APREN Members, that deal with stratigic decisions and planning of activities.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade unions and professional associations

  • Networking


    APREN belongs to the following associations:
    SolarPower Europe
    Hydrogen Europe
    Ocean Energy Europe
    World Forum Offshore Wind

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    600,000€ - 699,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    600,000€ - 699,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Annually, APREN conducts an international conference dedicated to relevant issues for the renewable energy sector. APREN's Annual Conference 2023, entitled "Portugal Renewable Energy Summit 2023" was a reflection on the industry trends, from the point of view of the producers, users and the society as a whole. This conference had a special focus on political and technical matters that deeply affect the Portuguese and European energy sector, and counted with the participation of important figures, from stakeholders to policy makers, both national and international.

    Besides the periodical publications (monthly report, yearbook, …), APREN also develops and publishes other studies on relevant issues, to be used as guiding documents in the establishment of the position of the Association on key topics, to better assist policy makers in the design of the most adequate policy frameworks to develop and grow the renewable energy sector in Portugal.

    Currently, APREN has four on going Working Groups, with participation of its Members, focusing on: Permitting, Self-Consumption, Offshore Wind and Security in Wind farms. These Working Groups are a key element in establishing strategic positions in the most important and relevant topics in the sector.

    APREN has also a strong involvement at the European level, manifested primarily through the participation in European projects and through its partnership with several European Associations that defend the technologies that APREN represents, which enable the monitoring of European Energy Policy and developments in the sector in other European Member States.

    APREN participation in the associative international activities is mainly reached through the following Associations: EREF – European Renewable Energy Federation (in which APREN has the vice presidency), WindEurope, Solar Power Europe, Hydrogen Europe, Bioenergy Europe, EASE – European Association for Storage of Energy, Ocean Energy Europe, World Forum Offshore Wind, and REN21 - Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century.

    Other activities

    APREN has a website (www.apren.pt) that is daily updated with news and communications about the Association's activities and data concerning the renewable energy sector.
    Monthly, APREN's president publishes an opinion article in APREN's website and in the magazine “Indústria e Ambiente”.
    Every year APREN organizes an Annual Conference with great impact in the Portuguese Energy Sector to which some Opinion Makers, national or international, are invited.
    Also, APREN publishes a yearbook concerning all the Members' Power Plants characteristics and production data as well as global statistics and performance of the Portuguese Renewable Sector.

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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