EDP wins four contracts in US

EDP has won four contracts in the United States in the renewables sector and is poised to secure a fifth major contract for an offshore wind farm in Japan.

The success for the energy provider comes six months after the failed bid by the Chinese to buy a controlling stake in the company, which was strongly opposed by the US authorities.

The four US contracts will generate more than 1,000 MW of power with the largest project being an 805 MW offshore wind farm in Massachusetts, which was successfully bid at auction by a joint venture between EDP and Shell Energies and which, when up-and-running in 2025, will power around half-a-million homes.