GO ECO GREEN21. Spain is increasing wind energy generation in 2020. EDP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, through its subsidiary EDP Renovables España S.L.U., has secured a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with Novartis, a global medicines company, to sell electricity to be produced by a portfolio of 63 MW of renewable energy. The portfolio comprises a 36 MW wind farm project and a 26,8 MW solar power plant, that are expected to be installed in 2022/23.
With this new contract, in Spain, EDPR has already secured PPAs for projects totalling 229 MW to be installed from 2020 to 2023. Energía Limpia XXI magazine states that according to a press release issued by EDPR, the company has secured 86% of the ~7.0 GW targeted wind and solar global capacity build-out for the 2019-2022 period, as communicated in the Strategic Update on March 2019. EDPR will continue to analyse and develop projects that meet its internal risk and profitability criteria.
Rui Teixeira, interim CEO of EDP Renováveis stated: “The announcement of this new PPA demonstrates that we keep a fast progress towards the execution of our business plan but primarily the importance of renewables as a competitive and clean source of energy for our customers across various industries”.
EDPR’s success in securing new PPAs reinforces its low-risk profile and growth strategy based on the development of competitive projects with long-term visibility.
“At Novartis, environmental sustainability is aligned with our purpose to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives,” said Montse Montaner, Chief Sustainability Officer at Novartis. “Energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions are the cornerstones of our strategy for reducing emissions. We are proud to be joined by EDP Renewables and other like-minded partners on our environmental sustainability journey.