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Cleaner Energy

We want to maximize the performance of renewable energies

To maintain leadership in the renewable energies sector, we know that we need to anticipate market trends and opportunities, analyze emerging technologies, and be efficient in managing our generation portfolio.

Thus, the activities in the Cleaner Energy sector focus on identifying an efficient and diversified portfolio of renewable energy sources to maximize its performance and value. EDP's investment in this area is in line with the EU's ambitious decarbonization goals, thus creating new opportunities for the growth of low-carbon projects. 
 

Some of our clean energy innovation projects:

How do we operate?

Renewable Technology

Currently, the challenge is to ensure that the energy production portfolio is efficient, which is done by diversifying sources of electricity generation and reducing its production costs.

To this end, we are working on testing new photovoltaic technologies, optimizing the CAPEX of floating platforms for offshore wind power production, and analyzing other more immature technologies with the potential to play an important role in renewable energy generation. 

Automated Processes and Scanning

Automating processes and digitalization are two important areas in managing generation assets to reduce operating costs. With the latest information technologies and processing capacity, it is possible to extract more information from assets to manage them more efficiently. Our role is to identify and implement solutions to optimize asset management.

We promote the maximization of clean energies

Focusing on this area allows us to develop technologies and solutions that make it easier to decarbonize sectors that are difficult to electrify. To this end, we are analyzing other energy vectors such as hydrogen, which allows us to benefit from our renewable generation portfolio to produce green hydrogen and address other sectors of the market.
 

 

Our investments in Startups:

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Principle Power, Inc.

Principle Power Inc (PPI) is the world leader in terms of offshore platform technologies for wind generation. It has an extensive experience in the Oil & Gas industry, which will be used to explore a new market. The company is currently developing projects in, among other countries, Portugal, USA, France, United Kingdom and Japan.
 

Pro Drone

Pro Drone revolutionize the wind turbine inspection method, making this energy more competitive through fossil fuels. Pro Done portrays inspections as a process that goes beyond data collection, so it’s crucial to take advantage of them to provide efficient operations to the asset manager.

PV Complete

PV Complete simplifies projects through intuitive sales tools and accurate solar design software. Built for solar sales professionals and system designers who want to work together on a single, versatile platform that combines efficiency and accuracy. PVSketch and PVCAD can be used together or stand alone, it’s a flexible solution for how you run your company.

Sterblue

Sterblue is a platform for automatic inspection of industrial assets using drones and artificial intelligence. From data capture to data analysis, Sterblue covers the whole inspection process in one streamlined interface.