EDP Renewables targets distributed generation in US after C2 Omega acquisition

Mar 5, 2021 05:39 PM ET
  • EDP Renewables (EDPR) has finished its acquisition of the distributed solar platform of renewables financier C2 Energy Capital.
EDP Renewables targets distributed generation in US after C2 Omega acquisition
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The system, called C2 Omega LLC, has 89MW of running capability as well as a 150MW development pipeline including 200 installations in 16 US states.

Miguel Prado, president of EDPR North America as well as of the brand-new organization arm, stated the purchase's close "verifies our dedication to the North American market", which the firm stated it would target for future growth in the coming months. EDP currently operates more than 7GW of renewable energy projects in the market.

With the acquisition shut, EDPR has actually formed a new service unit called EDPR NA Distributed Generation (EDPR NA DG), which will certainly concentrate on the development, funding, building and also operation of community solar, distributed generation and business and also commercial (C&I) projects in the UK. It will certainly also take advantage of the "solid connections" C2 Energy has promoted with local communities, communities, colleges, colleges and also healthcare facilities on their own energy shift.

EDPR, which is majority had by Portuguese energy EDP, took an 85% shareholding in C2 Omega on 19 January in a move costing about US$ 119 million. The moms and dad firm claimed last month (27 February) that it will invest EUR24 billion (US$ 28.6 billion) on its growth over the next 4 years, 80% of which will be earmarked for renewables. EDP pledged to release 4GW of tidy energy generation capacity each year and also double its solar and also wind capability to 25GW.

Candice Michalowicz, EDPR NA DG's recently assigned principal operating officer stated the brand-new company device will give "detailed" solutions from digital power acquisition agreements (VPPAs) to rooftop setups, making sure EDPR can access "the entire distributed generation market".

Set up distributed generation ability might make up 30% of brand-new additions to the renewables market by 2030, according to Miguel Fonseca, a board member of EDP Commercial. Talking at the Global Energy Summit held by London Business School last month, he added that if renewables business "wish to attain substantial development, you can not discredit what will certainly be 30% of the marketplace in the following 10 years".

A current research study from trade bodies Sunrun, Elect Solar as well as the Coalition for Community Solar Access discovered that releasing at least 247GW of roof as well as community solar, as well as 160GW of local energy storage space, is the most affordable way for the United States to shift to a clean energy system by 2050.

A variety of market gamers have actually put their belief and financing in the US' distributed generation and C&I solar markets this year. The Other Day (4 March), US solar and also energy storage business Distributed Solar Development (DSD) landed building and construction financing worth US$ 150 million from Rabobank to sustain its C&I development pipe till 2022, weeks after safeguarding a US$ 300 million financial debt center from Credit rating Suisse. EDF Renewables obtained 100% of US distributed generation business EnterSolar in January, and also overseas, French oil major Total and industrial corporation Zahid Group created a joint venture in March to create PV setups for Saudi Arabia's C&I industry.

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