Economic Commitment

Renewable energy, like wind, has a strong influence in the local communities. Assets are usually constructed in remote locations, which brings positive direct and indirect economic benefits to the local communities, while contributing to the global fight against climate change. EDPR’s activity has a direct economic impact, an indirect impact on supply chain and induced impacts on community.

Know more on EDPR 2015 Annual Report: Society.


Local Revenue & Supply Chain Impacts

Economic impact: industrial development of the area

Job creation: Blade and towers manufacturing, steel mill jobs, parts, services, equipment manufacturing and sales, financing banking, and accounting

Project Development & Onsite Labor Impacts

Economic impact: Landowner rents, local property taxes and infrastructure investment

Job creation: Truck drivers, crane operators, earth moving, cement pouring, construction, management and support

Induced Impacts

Economic impact: driven by local areas goods and services due to increased revenue from the first two categories

Job creation: related to restaurants, grocery stores, retail, childcare, public transit, and medical services

 Source: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts Model (JEDI) – NREL