EDP – Energias do Brasil SA has announced plans to complete the construction of three new solar power plants in Espirito Santo by the end of the first half of this year. This strategic move aims to boost the company's total solar capacity in the state to 44 megawatts peak (MWp).
The firm revealed this week that it is allocating approximately BRL 200 million (USD 40.3 million/EUR 37.2 million) for the development of 13 solar projects across various municipalities in Espirito Santo, including Sao Mateus, Pinheiros, Sooretama, Pedro Canario, and Mucurici.
In December 2023, EDP successfully operationalized five of these facilities, boasting a combined installed capacity of 23 MWp, with an estimated total cost of BRL 106 million. Notably, three of these plants are dedicated to fulfilling the energy demands of large local companies under long-term contracts, while the remaining two cater to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Looking ahead, EDP has outlined plans to invest BRL 2.3 billion in distributed generation (DG) solar projects by 2026. The company currently manages 87 solar plants of this type in Brazil, with 48 already operational, signaling a concerted effort to contribute significantly to the nation's renewable energy landscape.