EDP was chosen to install solar power plants at the Polish retail company of the Jerónimo Martins group

Monday 27, May 2024

The logistics centers of Biedronka in Poland will be powered by solar energy from EDP Energia Polska panels. EDP, a European leader in decentralized solar energy projects, was selected by Poland's largest retail chain and employer.

EDP was selected by Biedronka, the Polish retail chain owned by the Portuguese group Jerónimo Martins, to install solar panels at nine distribution centres, with a combined capacity of more than 7MWp.

With this partnership, around 16% of the daily energy needs of these logistics centres will be supplied with renewable energy, produced in those facilities, which supply products to around 1,900 stores throughout Poland. The solar panels that will be installed will make it possible to reduce the company's ecological footprint and contribute to Biedronka's ongoing energy transition.

It is expected that, combined, these installations will produce up to 7.5 GWh per year, clean electricity which, if integrated into the Polish grid, would be enough to supply more than 3,000 families in those regions. By implementing these projects, Biedronka and EDP will help avoid the emission of around 5,000 tons of CO2 annually, equivalent to the carbon dioxide captured by nearly 900,000 trees.

This new agreement made by EDP in Poland demonstrates, once again, the company's ability to deliver sustainable energy solutions tailored to the needs of each client, with decentralized solar energy projects in 17 markets and almost 2 GW of installed capacity in companies and households.

Present in Poland since 2007 with the development of wind projects through EDP Renewables, in recent years, EDP has also made a significant investment in the development of large-scale and decentralized solar energy projects. In 2020, it expanded its portfolio in the Polish market with the creation of EDP Energia Polska, a supplier of energy and photovoltaic solutions for companies. In 2022, it strengthened its position in the country with the acquisition of Soon Energy Poland and Zielona-Energia.com. The company has already managed to contract more than 150 MWp of solar energy with companies present in the Polish market. At the same time, EDP Renewables has been developing large-scale solar assets, namely the company's second largest solar project in Europe, and creating hybrid projects in which it combines wind and solar energy.

With more than a decade of experience and decentralized solar generation operations in four regions of the globe, this has become one of EDP's fastest-growing business segments, keeping pace with the rapid growth of this segment worldwide, which is expected to account for around 50% of new global solar capacity in the coming years. EDP is committed to an investment of 2.5 billion euros by 2026 to install a further 4 GWp in solar projects on homes and company buildings, thus making a decisive contribution to the energy transition.


About EDP:

EDP began its journey into renewable energy three decades ago and has since pursued this ambitious path through robust, carbon-free investments in hydro, solar, and wind.

Operating in four world regions (Europe, North America, South America, and Asia-Pacific), with more than 85% of global production coming from renewable sources, the group's business strategy for 2023-2026 sets out ambitious plans for 25 billion euros of additional investment in the energy transition.

Through EDP Comercial, the company is a major player in electric mobility in Portugal and Spain, where together, it has contracted around 4,900 public charging points. In Portugal, the company has electric mobility solutions connected to the MOBI.E network in all the country's districts, as well as solutions for private home or business charging. https://www.edp.com/en