EDP Renováveis enters the Mexican wind energy market

EDP Renováveis enters the Mexican wind energy market


Madrid, April 28th 2014: EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”) has established an agreement with Industrias Peñoles, a leading Mexican mining company, for an Electricity Supply Agreement under self-supply regime for the energy produced by a wind farm currently designed for 180 MW, expected to be installed in 2016 by EDPR. The contract is set in USD and for a 25-year period. The project, located in a region with very strong wind resource in the State of Coahuila in the North of Mexico has an expected load factor above 40%. This agreement with Industrias Peñoles, a company with solid financial position and creditworthiness, provides EDPR with an attractive and low-risk opportunity to enter the Mexican market in a sizeable and robust way. EDPR considers that Mexico meets its required criteria for investment and potential future growth, namely due to its attractive renewable resources and low risk profile through the establishment of long term agreements with energy-intensive industries looking for competitive energy costs with long-term stability. The success of EDPR on securing new long term energy supply agreements reinforces the low risk profile and provides solid visibility on the company’s growth prospects.

EDP Renováveis, S.A.