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2017/06/22

The winning project, which consists of three wind turbines powered by solar panels, was selected by the jury out of 75 entries from schools across Spain. EDPR’s Wind Experts contest aims to make children aware of the importance of wind energy.

João Paulo Costeira, COO of EDPR EU and Brazil, participated in the roundtable “Wind power and different tender models: the experience of developers in different countries,” which kicked off the AEE’s third Spanish Wind Power Congress on June 20-21.

 

 

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Madrid, 22 June 2017:  Topics discussed included the indisputable advantages of the auction system in the context of Spain’s tender process. Though it is a complex system, its competitiveness and efficiency is unquestionable; 3.7 GW have already been awarded and an additional 3 GW will be awarded at the auction set to take place in July. A total of 6.7 GW will be reached by 2019.

The Secretaries of State for Energy and Commerce, Daniel Navia and Maria Luisa Poncela, who participated in the opening of the conference, highlighted the important internationalization and industrialization efforts taking place within the wind sector with the aim of advancing and creating job opportunities within the Spanish economy. Currently, 10% of the world’s installed capacity belongs to Spanish companies and 12% of wind turbines are produced in factories in Spain.

João Paulo Costeira said that for EDPR, “Auctions are an excellent system. We’re now very clear on what we look for in an auction, whether it’s the legal security it implies, the predictability of the associated earnings or our own profitability objectives.”

Electric auctions place Spain very close to its 2020 goal of 20% renewables. According to Navia, “As a result of auctions, the renewables market has grown more consolidated in a way that’s financially appealing to the consumer. It’s now probably the most efficient method for meeting established objectives.”

This doesn’t mean entirely smooth sailing; in the words of João Paulo Costeira, “Spain needs the megawatts being bid upon to meet renewable energy commitments by 2020. But meeting these objectives also requires grid connection rights, and the mechanisms are overly complex.”

In short, the sector is committed to auctions, but to those that have been well designed and defined within a framework of regulatory stability.

2017/06/21

The winning project, which consists of three wind turbines powered by solar panels, was selected by the jury out of 75 entries from schools across Spain. EDPR’s Wind Experts contest aims to make children aware of the importance of wind energy.

The winning project, which consists of three wind turbines powered by solar panels, was selected by the jury out of 75 entries from schools across Spain. EDPR’s Wind Experts contest aims to make children aware of the importance of wind energy.

 

Madrid, 21 June 2017: EDP Renewables (EDP Renewables, Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, has awarded the first prize in the second edition of its Wind Experts contest to a group of sixth graders from the Barrié de la Maza School in Santa Comba (A Coruña).

The award ceremony, held at the winning group’s school, was attended by EDPR’s Head of Business in Galicia, José Toja. In addition to an official plaque, which is given to everyone taking part in the contest, this first prize also includes a visit to an EDPR wind farm located in the province, a science workshop that will take place at the school and toys provided by Science4you (the contest’s partner toy company).

The winning group at the Barrié de la Maza School, dubbed los Eólicos, designed and built three wind turbines fitted with miniature solar panels on the upper part of the structure which activate the turbines when exposed to sunlight.

The children, aged 10-13, were helped by a teacher at their school during the design process for the wind turbines. The jury sifted through videos and pictures of the children developing their prototypes to select the winning entry.

The goal of EDPR’s contest is to raise awareness among children about the importance of wind energy and the results of this second edition are a clear reflection of just how popular this initiative has become. Close to 300 children divided into 75 groups at 25 different primary schools across Spain took part in this year’s edition, an increase of 150% versus the first edition.

João Paulo Costeria, CEO of EDP Renewables Europe, said: “These types of initiatives help make future generations aware of renewable energy and the importance of responsible energy consumption, as well as underscoring the benefits of sustainable development”.

 

 

| About Wind Experts |

Wind Experts is an online contest organised by EDP Renewables aimed at raising awareness among young people of how wind energy works, as well as fostering their creativity.

For further information, please visit http://www.windexperts.es/

 

| About EDP Renewables (EDPR) | 

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 12 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK and the US). Energias de Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), the principal shareholder of EDPR, is a global energy company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP has been a Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years.

For further information, please visit www.edpr.com

2017/06/20

EDP Renewables (EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, celebrated the fifth anniversary today 17 June of the wind farms at Massingy-lès-Vitteaux and Marcellois in France’s Côte d’Or.

France, 17 June 2017. EDP Renewables (EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, celebrated the fifth anniversary today 17 June of the wind farms at Massingy-lès-Vitteaux and Marcellois in France’s Côte d’Or.

 

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Each township is home to six wind turbines, which are each 130 metres tall and have an installed capacity of 1.8 MW.

These twelve wind turbines generate an annual output equivalent to the energy consumed by 15,000 people, excluding heating (ADEME, 2013). This represents the annual consumption of almost the entire population of the Terres d’Auxois area, all generated on land that covers less than three hectares. Thanks to a technical availability of 99%, EDPR has registered an optimum output level, allowing the company to get the most out of the wind resources in the area. The output at both farms is contributing towards meeting the goal of increasing renewables in the energy mix throughout France and in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in particular.

To celebrate this milestone, and coinciding with Global Wind Day, the Mayors of these two municipalities, Mr. Pétréau and Mr. Lagneau, arranged a visit to the Marcellois wind farm so they could see for themselves the various activities involved in a wind energy project. The event was attended by representatives of various EDPR departments (project development, construction and operation) to explain the project to the attendees.

Those participating were treated to a performance by the local Rallye d’Auxois hunting horn association, led by the Mayor of Massingy-lès-Vitteaux, and an exhibition looking back at the events that have taken place over the five years since the facility entered service.

These celebrations reflect the healthy relations EDPR enjoys with local players and evidence the company’s commitment to establishing long-lasting bonds with the region.
These two wind farms are also a source of wealth for the local community. The activities necessary to ensure the optimum operation of wind turbines generate over 15,000 direct jobs in France, 700 of which are in the region. These wind farms also generate tax benefits that municipalities and adjacent communities can harness to roll out local projects aimed at improving the quality of life in the area.

Lagneau, the Mayor of Marcellois since 2001, said: “We are immensely proud to have these wind turbines in our local community. EDPR has included us at every stage of the project, from development to their entry into service. The wind farms have also generated significant tax revenues which have helped strengthen municipal budgets and allowed us to carry out initiatives to improve the quality of life for local people, such as the creation of a local council office and its facilities, hiring a landscape gardener to maintain the gardens (the municipality has been awarded Village Fleuri (Villages in Bloom) certification and was recognised for the 12th time in 2014) and the refurbishment of the old school”.

Patrick Simon, Deputy Managing Director, EDPR France, said: “We are hugely proud of being able to participate in the challenging energy transition in France and in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté specifically. Contributing to the creation of wealth in our region is enormously satisfying. Today’s celebrations reflect EDPR’s commitment to working alongside our local partners”.

 

 

| About EDP Renewables (EDPR) | 

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 12 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK and the US). Energias de Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), the principal shareholder of EDPR, is a global energy company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP has been a Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years.

For further information, please visit www.edpr.com

2017/06/16

Institutions from Tarragona and towns surrounding the facilities attended the event, together with local families and schoolchildren. The schoolchildren participated in various activities aimed at showing them the benefits of wind power. They also took part in a kite-flying and drawing contest.

Institutions from Tarragona and towns surrounding the facilities attended the event, together with local families and schoolchildren. The schoolchildren participated in various activities aimed at showing them the benefits of wind power. They also took part in a kite-flying and drawing contest.

 

 

Madrid, 15 June 2017: EDP Renewables (EDP Renewables, Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer, held an open day today at the Corbera Wind Farm in Corbera d’Ebre, in the province of Tarragona, to celebrate Global Wind Day.

Representatives from various authorities were present at the festivities, including Gandesa Mayor Carles Luz Muñoz and Álvarez Gironés, Mayor of Corbera d’Ebre.

Local schoolchildren and families took part in various activities over the course of the day aimed at explaining the benefits of wind energy. The children participated in a drawing contest and had fun flying kites. A magician put on a show that revolved around the idea of wind and everybody enjoyed the theatre performance.

As regards the event, João Paulo Costeira, CEO of EDP Renewables Europe, stated: “The goal of Global Wind Day is to convey the benefits of this clean and efficient way of energy production. These types of events allows the public to learn about our activity first hand in an educational and entertaining way”.

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| About EDP Renewables (EDPR) |

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 12 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK and the US). Energias de Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), the principal shareholder of EDPR, is a global energy company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP has been a Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years.

For further information, please visit www.edpr.com

 

2017/04/26

EDPR will release 1Q 2017 results on May 3rd, 2017, before the opening of the Euronext Lisbon.

EDPR will release 1Q 2017 results on May 3rd, 2017, before the opening of the Euronext Lisbon.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in a conference call on the same day at 15:00 CET | 14:00 UK/Lisbon to address the company’s results (please see attached invitation).

A webcast will also be available on EDPR website.

Click here to register for the conference call.

 

|Conference call and webcast details|
Date: May 3rd, 2017
Time: 15:00 CET | 14:00 UK/Lisbon |
Dial-In number: UK +44 (0)20 7162 0077 | US +1 646 851 2407
Conference ID: 961848
Webcast: www.edpr.com

The conference call will have a replay service available starting on May 4th, 2017 to May 10th, 2017.
Dial-In for replay: UK +44 (0) 20 7031 4064 | US: +1 954 334 0342
Access Code: 961848

2017/04/03

Great Place to Work presented the prizes to the fifty best companies to work at included in the list of the Best Work Places in Spain 2017.

EDPR is named Best Work Place for the sixth year running

 

Madrid, 3 April 2017: EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the largest wind energy producers in the world, has succeeded once again in being placed in the Top 10 companies in this year’s Best Work Places awards, during the fifteenth Best Work Place award ceremony on the 30th March.

Great Place to Work presented the prizes to the fifty best companies to work at included in the list of the Best Work Places in Spain 2017. The ranking names the Best Places to Work each year, according to their employees’ opinions and HR policies and practices. In this edition, the consultancy analysed 308 companies of various sizes and from a range of sectors. EDP Renewables was tenth place within its category, (companies between 250 and 500 employees in Spain) and continues to be the only energy company among the candidates.

As well as this, they gave special mention to the managers of some of the companies who were present: among them, “Brand Ambassador, Great Place to Work” was awarded to Estrella Martin, HR Director for EDP Renewables, for her trust in the work model and being a faithful champion of the qualities that each company needs to become an Excellent Place to Work. “It is an acknowledgement of the effort we have put into developing our entire HR team over the past nine years. We have started to build a house from the most basic foundations. That GPTW considers EDPR and me as ambassadors, can only mean that we are going down the right path”, added Estrella Martin.

The ceremony took place in La Quinta del Jarama in Madrid and was attended by more than 700 professionals.

EDP Renováveis. Best Work Places. Great Place To Woek. Quinta del Jarama, Madrid.

 

 

About EDP Renewables (EDPR)

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 12 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK and the US). Energias de Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), the principal shareholder of EDPR, is a global energy company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP has featured on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years.

For further information, please visit www.edpr.com.

 

 

2017/02/13

EDPR will release 2016 results on February 28th, 2017, before the opening of the Euronext Lisbon.

EDPR will release 2016 results on February 28th, 2017, before the opening of the Euronext Lisbon. On the same day, at 3 pm Madrid (2 pm UK/Lisbon time), João Manso Neto, CEO, will host a conference call and webcast presentation.

Click here to register for the conference call.

Conference ID:
961265

Dial-In number:
UK +44 (0)20 7162 0077
US +1 646 851 2407

The conference call will have a replay service available starting on March 1st, 2017 to March 7th, 2017.
Dial-In for replay: UK +44 (0) 20 7031 4064 | US: +1 954 334 0342 | Access Code: 961265

2017/02/09

A small team of experts, which included EDP Renewables’ QHSSE manager John Yorston, formed an Offshore Renewables Aviation Guidance Steering Group and spent 18 months creating a comprehensive document known as the Offshore Renewables Aviation Guidance (ORAG) report.

Helicopters and planes play a vital role in the offshore renewables industry, from development and construction, to daily procedures and emergency response. However, until recently our industry didn’t have a point of reference for the proper way to engage with or contract aviation services.

A small team of experts, which included EDP Renewables’ QHSSE manager John Yorston, formed an Offshore Renewables Aviation Guidance Steering Group and spent 18 months creating a comprehensive document known as the Offshore Renewables Aviation Guidance (ORAG) report.

On January 23, the group was honored with the Health & Safety Team Award at the annual RenewableUK Health & Safety Conference in Edinburgh, an international event focused on the wind, wave, and tidal energy sector.

The award recognized the multidisciplinary team for contributing their time, effort, experience, and expertise to a project that will have a significant impact on safety in the renewable energy industry.

The 40-page document is meant to serve as a go-to guide for the industry, and it outlines best practices for ensuring that aviation technology is being used safely and effectively in offshore renewable energy developments. First and foremost, it recognizes the significant impact of aviation on wind farms and other forms of renewable energy; even if a particular project chooses not to implement aviation technology, its development is highly likely to be affected by other airspace users.

Additionally, the importance of aviation is growing as helicopter operations become increasingly vital to the offshore development process. This includes both standard operations like air transportation, as well as more specialized operations such as helicopter hoists. Therefore the implementation of safe aviation practices should be considered a top priority from the onset of project development and through the long term.

The core section of the report aims to inform developers, duty holders, and management of the issues and risks of aviation as a logistic solution, so that they can employ specialists to develop appropriate policies. It also profiles stakeholders and regulatory bodies at the international and UK levels. The accompanying annexes provide detailed procedures, safety control measures, employee training practices, and other guidelines that will aid industry professionals at every phase of asset development.

Each section addresses a specific aspect of the process: airspace and air traffic planning, governance, project design and planning, procurement and contract management, personnel competence, supervision and management, and audit and standardization.

In addition to John Yorston of EDPR, the team was made up of representatives of RenewableUK members and partners including The Crown Estate, CHC Helicopters, DONG Energy, SeaState Aviation, and Siemens Plc. Contributions were also made by the wider membership of the Offshore Renewables Aviation Forum (ORAF), with stakeholder participants from the Civil Aviation Authority, HSE, MCA, O&GUK, and G9.

Taken as a whole, the Offshore Renewables Aviation Guidance report is a comprehensive and indispensible tool that will aid industry professionals in the safe and effective implementation of aviation technology in the offshore renewable energy industry.

EDP Renewables is proud to have been a part of the development of this project, with significant importance to our industry.

2016/11/21

EDPR Poland has been named in the Environmental and Corporate Sustainability category.

EDPR Poland has been named in the Environmental and Corporate Sustainability category. European Business Awards is Europe’s largest business competition set up to celebrate business excellence and best practice in the European business community.

Business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe, support the Awards edition, now in its 10th year, and this year engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries.

As a National Champion, EDP Renewables Poland will now go on competing to be short-listed as one of 10 Ruban d’Honneur recipients in The Award for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability category.

Find out more about these Awards.

2016/11/08

The EDP Renewables, ENGIE, Caisse des Dépôts, Eiffage/Principle Power and GE consortium’s floating wind farm pilot project in the Mediterranean has been selected by the Government of France.

The EDP Renewables, ENGIE, Caisse des Dépôts, Eiffage/Principle Power and GE consortium’s floating wind farm pilot project in the Mediterranean has been selected by the Government of France.

This verdict recognises the innovative technological decisions, experience and know-how of the consortium, whose goal is to make floating wind power a competitive alternative within the energy mix, together with local players who are already fully active in this field.

EDP Renewables, ENGIE, and Caisse des Dépôts, which are already participating in the offshore wind power projects at Tréport-Îles d’Yeu and Noirmoutier, have worked alongside leading industrial partners with extensive experience in large infrastructure projects and in the highly promising field of floating structure technology.

The pilot wind farm, which is located on the coast of Leucate – Le Barcarès and is France’s first offshore wind farm site, will be composed of four 150-6 MW/unit GE Haliade wind turbines mounted on semi-submersible floating structures designed by Principle Power in Aix-en-Provence and manufactured by Eiffage Métal in Fos-sur-Mer. Assembly, storage and logistics will be carried out in Port-la-Nouvelle, in the Department of Aude. The project will benefit companies in the Occitanie and Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur regions immensely (especially the diversification of the Fos-sur-Mer factory to include the production of offshore energy components).

After an initial study and negotiation phase, followed by their assembly, the wind farms will enter into production in 2020 and usher in the business activity phase of the French floating wind power consortium and its competitive position in terms of exports.

Thanks to its state-of-the-art technology, the advantage of floating wind power is that it can be installed in deep water far from the coast where high winds are prevalent. The French Mediterranean coast is especially propitious for producing this type of offshore renewable energy and is an ideal testing ground for future international projects.