EDP Renewables secures its first stand-alone battery storage project in Europe

EDP Renováveis (Euronext: EDPR), a leading global wind and solar producer, will install its first stand-alone Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) project in Europe, based in the United Kingdom. This milestone represents a strategic move in optimizing resources and improving energy efficiency.

The project will contribute with approximately 50 MW of capacity to the power grid and will provide 2 hours of storage capacity.

This first storage system developed by EDPR will be located in Kent, England, and has been acquired from Tupa Energy, a British company specializing in utility-scale battery storage, as well as other technologies (such as solar). This project is expected to become operational by the end of 2024.

EDP Renováveis (English: EDP Renewables, EDPR) is a renewable energy company registered in Oviedo (Asturias), and headquartered in Madrid (Spain) that designs, develops, manages and operates power plants that generate electricity using renewable energy sources.

EDPR was established in 2007 to hold and operate the growing renewable energy assets of parent company Energias de Portugal (EDP Group), Portugal’s largest utility company headquartered in Lisbon. EDP Renováveis is the fourth-largest generator of wind energy globally.

EDPR’s business includes wind farms and, to a limited but growing extent, solar energy activities. EDPR has continued to grow in recent years and is now present in 13 international markets (Brazil, Canada, Mexico, United States, Spain, Portugal, France, United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Romania, Belgium and Greece).

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