EDF Energies Nouvelles has announced winning a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) under an auction organized by the Brazilian government for 117 MW of wind power capacity to be installed via its local subsidiary, EDF EN do Brasil.
The 117 MW of projects will be set up in the state of Bahia, where EDF EN do Brasil is developing a portfolio of wind energy projects in partnership with SOWITEC.
EDF Energies Nouvelles has taken another step forward in its development in Brazil. Following a Reserve Energy Auction organized by the Brazilian regulator, EDF EN do Brasil has won a new 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with the country’s Power Trading Chamber (CCEE) regarding 117 MW of wind power.
Building of the new wind farms is planned to start in 2017, with a view to supplying electricity by the end of 2018.
These future wind farms form part of the second tranche of Ventos de Bahia’s wind energy projects, representing a potential 800 MW, located at the heart of one of the windiest regions in the state of Bahia.
EDF Energies Nouvelles entered the Brazilian market in February 2015 with the acquisition of 80% of the Ventos de Bahia cluster, including an energy supply contract for 66 MW of wind power projects.
The site is jointly developed with partner SOWITEC, which is renowned for its local expertise.
EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in green electricity production, with a portfolio of 7,903 MW of gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development in promising emerging areas taking position in new countries (Brazil South Africa and India). The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.