EDF Renewables Brazil and Government of Ceará sign agreement to develop renewable energy plant

Rio de Janeiro, August 16th, 2023 – EDF Renewables Brazil and the Government of Ceará signed, on Wednesday (16), a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the elaboration of actions of mutual cooperation and exchange, which will have as their purpose the development of a green hydrogen pole in the state. The initiative is in line with the EDF Group’s ambitions to reach 3 GW of electrolyzers installed worldwide by 2030.

The signing of the MoU with the Government of Ceará is another important milestone that ratifies our ambitions and growth plan in Brazil, as well as contributing to the EDF Group’s low-carbon goals by 2030,” shares André Salgado, CEO of EDF Renewables Brazil.

From the agreement, the company plans to develop studies and analyze the construction of a green hydrogen production plant, even enabling a rapprochement with local universities.

The Secretary of Economic Development of Ceará, Salmito Filho, pointed out that the signing of the memorandum reinforces the government’s commitment to expanding the production of green hydrogen in the state. “This is yet another memorandum signed to meet the generation of green and sustainable productive opportunities for our local industrial park, as well as for other industrial parks, creating opportunities for employment, income and private investment“, he comments.

About EDF Renewables

EDF Renewables is an international energy company which develops, builds and operates renewable power generation plants. As a major player in the energy transition worldwide, EDF Renewables deploys, within EDF, competitive, responsible and value-creating projects. In every country, our teams show their commitment to local stakeholders every day, adding their expertise and capacity for innovation to the fight against climate change. At the end of 2022, EDF Renewables operates a net installed wind and solar capacity of 11.4 GW (18.5 GW gross) worldwide. Mainly present in Europe and North America, EDF Renewables is pursuing its development by taking a position in promising emerging markets such as: Brazil, China, India, South Africa and in the Middle East. Historically active in onshore wind and photovoltaics, the Company is now strongly positioned on offshore wind and floating wind as well as in new technologies such as energy storage, floating solar and agrivoltaism. In Brazil since 2015, EDF Renewables do Brasil is one of the country’s leaders in the renewable energy sector, totaling more than 1.8 GW in viable solar and wind energy projects in Bahia, Minas Gerais and Paraíba.