EDP interested in offshore windfarm

  • Lusa
  • 3 June 2022

The Portuguese company said on Thursday that EDP was interested in "analysing and participating" in the first offshore wind energy auction in Portugal.

The CEO of Portuguese utility company EDP, Miguel Stilwell d’Andrade said on Thursday that the group was interested in “analysing and participating” in the first offshore wind energy auction in Portugal, which is expected to take place in 2023.

“We have invested a lot in offshore around the world, in Scotland, in France, in the US. There are no concrete details yet regarding Portugal, but obviously, we are more than happy to analyse and participate,” Miguel Stilwell d’Andrade told journalists when asked about the postponement of the first offshore wind energy auction to 2023.

The EDP chief executive, who led the presentation ceremony of the group’s new logo in Lisbon, considered it “perfectly understandable that [the auction] moved to 2023, because they were “complex processes”.

“Here we will be afterwards to analyse it,” said EDP’s CEO, after on Tuesday the secretary of state for energy, João Galamba, announced at the Hannover Messe industrial fair in Germany that the offshore wind energy auction “will happen as soon as possible and will be large, with a minimum capacity between 6 and 8 GW”.