EDP Renewables Inaugurates 580 MW Wind Energy Complex; Its Largest In Brazil

Highlights :

  • The wind energy complex has 14 wind farms with a total capacity of 580 MW.
  • The energy can generate about 3,000 GWh/year to supply to more than 1.5 million people annually.
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EDP Group subsidiary EDP Renewables has announced the inauguration of its largest wind farm complex worldwide in Brazil. The complex has an installed capacity of 580 MW and 138 wind turbines in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Here EDP Renewables has a strong presence with over 800 MW of wind energy installed and more than 300 MW under construction.

EDP group is the fourth largest generator of wind and solar energy in the world.

As per the statement of EDP Renewables, the wind energy project includes the Monte Verde I-VI, Boqueirão I-II and Jerusalém I-VI wind farms. All can generate a capacity of about 3,000 GWh/year that can supply power to a city of more than 1.5 million inhabitants. Also, it will prevent CO2 emission of more than one million tonnes annually.

The firm said that it has now installed more than 1.1 GW of renewable energy which enables Brazil’s energy transition.

Duarte Bello, Chief Operating Officer for Europe and Latin America, EDP Renewables, said, “EDP Renewables is proud to inaugurate the Boqueirão, Jerusalém and Monte Verde wind farms, making a significant contribution to harnessing the energy potential of Rio Grande do Norte, a state that has been driving wind production in recent years. We will continue to monitor the acceleration of renewable energies in Brazil, with over 7 GW in wind and solar energy under development in the country, due to come on stream in the next few years.”

The wind projects contributing to the socio-economic development of the region as over 3,000 jobs were created during the construction of the wind projects.

The Monte Verde I-VI wind complex is the largest one in operation of EDP Renewables. Similarly, the Boqueirão I-II Wind Complex has 79 MW of installed capacity and is composed of two farms.

The Jerusalém I-VI Wind Complex has a capacity of 180.6 MW and is composed of six wind farms.

In November 2022, EDP Renewables sold two wind farms located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte 260 MW operating wind assets to COPEL for $347 million.

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