Berto Martins is currently Director for Electricity Markets at EDP S.A.
He joined EDP to work at the National Dispatch for the Electric System and after some years moved to the System Optimization and Commercial Operations Division until 2002.
When the liberalization process of the energy sector started in Portugal he left to work on the team responsible for the creation of the Energy Markets Division, implementing IT systems and business procedures for all the Trading activities.
Grid connections and land permits are golden and hard to come by, with developers facing years of delays in attaining them.
Therefore, adding hybridised wind and/or storage capacity to your existing assets offers the opportunity to maximise the connections you already have.
Solar projects cannot be developed until they have secured a grid connection. However, there are huge delays in this process for a number of reasons: