Innovation at EDP

We are committed to shape the energy sector

We live in the age of innovation in the energy sector. Renewable power has been growing significantly over the last decade and EDP has been a leader of this clean energy revolution.

The integration of IT and communication technologies with the secular distribution grid has been key to allow the growing penetration of renewable power and to maximize the possibilities of energy efficiency. Solar generation at households, combined with static storage, and integrated management of the loads of electrical devices is the future of energy retail. Peer-to-peer trading will follow. Electric cars are growing explosively and will be the reference in mobility re-shaping the relationship between energy customers and utilities. A brand-new energy world emerges, where service, comfort, mobility, sustainability and economy will be powered by a multitech approach supported in emerging IoT, machine learning and big data technologies.


7 main areas with which we project
our leadership into the future





Distributed energy




Energy storage
and flexibility




 of energy uses


We are innovative for a better tomorrow

Startup Engagement

EDP Starter

EDP Starter mission is to connect the innovation power of startups and SMEs with EDP, to create new business and growth opportunities for both parties. Over the last 5 years, we have built relationships with over 200 companies and generated €40M in deals.

energy starter

EDP's Venture Capital Instrument

EDP Ventures

EDP Ventures is the venture capital arm of EDP Group, focused on investments in early-stage startups (Seed to Series B) in the energy transition field.


Other growth drivers
To innovate it is necessary to act on different fronts

This initiative from EDP and CTG has as its main mission the Research and Development, mutual technical assistance and joint participation in international projects in the energy sector.


Labelec holds seven accredited laboratories and provides specialized services, energy consulting and network studies focused on the electric energy value chain. It also supports the maintenance of electrical installations in the industrial sector.

Innovation labs

CoLabs have a general objective of fostering close cooperation between industry and academia, aiming at the development of high added value products and services.