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EDP Renewables opens its largest wind power complex in Brazil

New complex in Rio Grande do Norte consists of 14 wind farms with combined installed capacity of 580 MW.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:31 am

Portuguese EDP Renováveis (EDPR), whose parent company EDP is majority owned by China Three Gorges, has opened its biggest renewable complex in Brazil.

The complex is located in Rio Grande do Norte, and consists of 14 wind farms with a combined installed capacity of 580 megawatts (MW).

In the region, EDPR has more than 800 MW installed and another 300 MW under construction.

Among the parks included in the complex are Monte Verde I-VI (319 MW), Boqueirao I-II (79 MW) and Jerusalem I-VI (181 MW), capable of producing nearly 300-gigawatt hours (GWh) annually, the equivalent of the energy consumed by a city of 1.5 million inhabitants.

During the construction of the parks, EDPR created more than 3,000 jobs, as well as another 80 permanent ones for personnel who will maintain the complex.

In Brazil, EDPR has already installed 1.1 GW renewables to promote the energy transition of the Latin American giant, where it has a portfolio of solar and wind projects under development of more than 7 GW that will come online in the coming years.

China Three Gorges holds 21 per cent of Energias de Portugal (EDP), which is the main energy producer and distributor in Portugal. Energias de Portugal holds 75 per cent of EDPR capital.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:31 am

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