EDP Renewables To Invest $7bn In Clean Energy Hub For The Asia-Pacific Region
Monday, February 28th, 2022 | 363 Views
EDP Renewables (EDPR), the world’s fourth-largest renewable energy producer, shared recently their plans to invest up to S$10 billion ($7.4 billion) by 2030 to establish a clean energy hub in Singapore for the Asia-Pacific region.
EDPR, which is 75% owned by Portugal’s biggest utility Energias de Portugal, closed a S$1 billion deal to acquire a 91% stake in Southeast Asian renewables firm Sunseap Group on Thursday after all pending regulatory conditions were met for the agreement reached in November.
Apart from solar and wind projects, EDPR and Sunseap intend to explore opportunities for cooperation in energy storage and green hydrogen, the companies said in a joint statement.
EDPR said the recently closed deal allows the company to establish a headquarters for the Asia-Pacific region through Sunseap, which has a portfolio of close to 10 GW of renewable projects at different stages of development.
The company is in nine markets: Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Japan and Taiwan.
“The Asia-Pacific region is a strategic market for us towards EDPR’s global positioning, with both high demand and growth potential in the renewable energy sector,” Pedro Vasconcelos, EDPR’s chief operating officer for Asia-Pacific, said.
EDPR, which currently has a portfolio with a total capacity of 13 GW, mainly in Europe, the US and Brazil, struck a small deal in Vietnam earlier last year, marking its first step towards establishing a presence in Asia.
Source_Reuters with additional editing by Jim Pollard
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