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EDP wants to enter UK solar and onshore wind markets

Portuguese utility EDP means to invest GBP 12.86bn in the British market for wind and solar energy, with a particular focus on the onshore market.

Photo: EDP Renovaveis

After ten years in British waters, the renewable energy branch of Portuguese utility EDP, EDP Renewables, now banks on establishing a presence within onshore wind and photovoltaics in the UK through an investment of GBP 660m and a land-based portfolio covering 544MW in onshore wind and solar energy.

In total, EDPR will invest GBP 12.86bn in the UK by 2030, in addition to the company's engagement in offshore wind farms Moray East and West, which amounts to GBP 2.65bn. The eastern facility is Scotland's largest, and EDPR expects to invest another GBP 2.2bn in the western one.

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