Graciano Torre, the Asturian Regional Minister of Industry and Employment, visits EDP Renewables’ offices

Graciano Torre, the Asturian Regional Minister of Industry and Employment, visits EDP Renewables’ offices

During his visit, accompanied by the company’s CEO, João Manso Neto, Mr Torre visited the Control Centre and attended the virtual commissioning of the Carondio wind farm

The Asturian Regional Minister of Industry and Employment, Graciano Torre, visited the offices of EDP Renewables («EDPR») in Oviedo today, accompanied by João Manso Neto, the company’s CEO. The event was also attended by the Head of the Asturian Regional Department for Energy and Mining, Isaac Pola Alonso; Manuel Menéndez, Chairman of HC Energía and João Paulo Costeira, COO of EDP Renewables for Europe.

The EDPR offices in Oviedo house the company’s Control Centre which, along with its counterparts in Porto and Houston, controls and manages all EDPR wind farms. EDPR currently has operates over 7,500 MW. The Control Centre also allows the company to remotely monitor each individual wind turbine, as well as the sub-stations that supply power to the various distribution grids.

Many of EDPR’s Support Areas– where the data obtained is handled and analysed – are located alongside the Control Centre.

During the visit, the Carondio wind farm, which is the largest in Asturias and is located in the municipalities of Allande and Villayón, was virtually commissioned. The Carondio wind farm has installed capacity of 50MW thanks to 25 G80 wind turbines of 2MW each.

With the addition of this wind farm, EDP Renewables now has installed capacity of 214.3MW in Asturias, which makes the company the absolute leader in the Spanish region with a 40% market share.

About EDP Renewables (EDPR)

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), headquartered in Madrid, Spain, is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s third-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 11 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the US, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, the UK and Romania). Energias de Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), the majority shareholder of EDPR, is a global energy company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP is Portugal’s largest industrial group and the only Portuguese company to form part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (World and STOXX).