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Interruptibility Service 
 

In accordance with the provisions of Ministerial Order n.º 592/2010, amended by Ministerial Order n.º 1308/2010, the interruptibility service is understood to be the system which consists of the voluntary reduction by consumers in their consumption of electricity to a value less than or equal to the residual power value, in reply to a power reduction order given by the Transmission Network Operator. The interruptibility service allows:

  • Rapid and efficient response to possible emergency situations;
  • Increase in system operation flexibility;
  • Improvement in security of supply.

The management of all aspects of this service, in administrative, technical and operational terms, is granted to REN as the Transmission Network Operator.