Spanish EDP Renewables, one of the world’s largest wind power companies, has opened today a facility for wind energy storage based on Cobadin (constanta county) wind farm batteries in Romania.
The Storage Project, as this EDPR business has been called, is an essential technological development in energy storage. When there is excessive production, the system will charge the batteries, and when the output is lower than expected, the energy stored in the batteries will be supplied to consumers.
This type of energy storage facility could provide a breakthrough in the energy market in the coming years by transforming renewable energies such as wind and photovoltaic solar energy into constantly available energy sources and increasing their efficiency and reliability.
The EDPR project is the first energy storage activity in Romania, where the company has been present since 2008 and where it owns a total installed capacity of 521 MW, which mainly includes wind power and, to a lesser extent, solar energy. The production facilities of EDPR in the country are located in Dobrogea and Moldova (wind energy) and Oltenia (solar energy).
EDP Renewables is the fourth largest wind energy producer in the world. The company is currently present on 13 international markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the United Kingdom and the USA) and it has a the main shareholder Energias de Portugal.