EDPR IS A WORLDWIDE MARKET LEADER
With a top quality portfolio present in eleven countries, EDPR has a strong track record and proven capability to execute superior projects and deliver on targets.
The installed asset base of 8.5 GW is not only young, on average 5 years; it is also certified in terms of sustainability and safety standards.
Since 2009, EDPR has increased its installed capacity by 2,913 MW, resulting in a total installed capacity of 8,489 MW. As of year-end 2013, EDPR had installed 4,738 MW in Europe, 3,667 MW in North America and 84 MW in Brazil.
During 2013 EDPR added 502 MW to its installed capacity, of which 472 MW were in Europe and 30 MW in North America.
2013 INSTALLATIONS CONCENTRATED IN GROWTH MARKETS
The largest growth in MW occurred due to the 180 MW installed in Poland, maintaining the growth in the country and consolidating its leading position.
In Romania, 172 MW were installed, 160 MW of wind and 12 MW of solar PV. The installations of these new solar MW reinforces the objective of developing new technologies to further diversify EDPR’s portfolio and provide additional growth avenues.
In Iberia, EDPR installed 70 MW (including 66 MW attributable to EDPR through the Eólicas de Portugal consortium).
The interest in the Eólicas de Portugal consortium totalled 455 MW by year end. Spain’s installed capacity of 2.3 GW remains unchanged vs. last year as significant changes were made in the remuneration framework for the renewable sector, including the removal of specific remunerations previously received and the standardization of returns on profitability.
EDPR added 8 MW to its installed capacity in France and completed the extension of the Chimay wind farm, adding 14 MW in Belgium.
2013 marked EDPR’s first full year operating in Italy and 30 additional MW were installed, which originated from the existing pipeline.
In North America, EDPR reached a total installed capacity of 3,667 MW with the completion of its first project in Canada. The South Branch project located in Ontario has an installed capacity of 30 MW. With the successful execution of its first wind project in Canada, EDPR adds to its already diversified portfolio a market with a low risk profile and an attractive wind resource.
EDPR’s wind installed capacity in Brazil totalled 84 MW and is fully covered under the incentive programs for renewable energy development. Although no new capacity was added during the year, EDPR secured 116 MW of long term PPAs during the December auction, securing future growth.
NEARLY 100% ISO14001 AND OHSAS 18001 CERTIFIED CAPACITY IN EUROPE
EDPR’s capacity follows the highest standards to preserve the environment along with the health and safety of the employees. This commitment is recognized with the environmental certification ISO 14001 and Health & Safety certification OHSAS 18001. These certifications cover almost a 100% of our operations in Europe.
In North America, EDPR is currently pursuing ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications for all of its wind farms.