EDP Group

Summary

EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A. engages in the production, transmission, distribution, and commercialization of electricity in Portugal, Spain, France, Poland, Romania, Italy, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Greece, Brazil, North America, and internationally. The company operates through Renewables, Networks, and Client Solutions & Energy Management segments. It primarily generates electricity through hydro, CCGT, coal, wind, solar, nuclear, and cogeneration sources. The company is also involved in the commercialization of natural gas. It has an installed capacity of 25 GW; and serves 8.7 million electricity customers and 0.7 million gas customers. The company also operates 378,155 kilometers of distribution network lines. In addition, it offers engineering, laboratory tests, professional training, and energy services, as well as manages real estate assets. EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A. was incorporated in 1976 and is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.


History

EDP was founded as Electricidade de Portugal, E.P. by the Portuguese government though the Decreto-lei nº 502/76 published on June 30, 1976, merging 14 former energy companies that had been nationalised by 1975 in the aftermath of the regime change in 1974, of which the most significant had been the Companhias Reunidas de Gás e Eletricidade . The Portuguese state privatised the company in several phases, from 1996 to 2011.

In March 2007 the group made a US$3 billion takeover of Horizon Wind Energy, the Texan-based wind power producer. At the time, it was the largest renewable energy deal to date and made EDP the fourth largest wind power producer in the world. The firm's renewables operations are now contained within its majority-owned subsidiary EDP Renováveis, 25% of which was floated on the Lisbon Stock Exchange in 2008.

The company was ranked at position 239 in the 2009 issue of the Forbes Global 2000.

China Three Gorges Corporation, a SOE, won in December 2011 the bidding for the Portuguese government's 21.35% interest in the company. The transaction is expected to be concluded by April 2012. As of February 2014, just under 45% of the ownership of EDP was controlled by five institutional shareholders. Amongst the others were the Qatar Investment Authority and BlackRock.

In late 2018 EDP's largest shareholder, China Three Gorges Corporation, proposed a hostile takeover of EDP. This was ultimately rejected at the shareholders meeting on April 24, 2019.In 2020, EDP agreed to buy Viesgo, more than doubling its presence in Spain’s electricity distribution market.


Key Team

Ms. Ana Rita Pontífice Ferreira De Almeida Côrte-Real (Company Sec.)

Ms. Paula Cristina Santos Guerra (Treasurer)


References
EDP Group
Leadership team

Mr. Rui Manuel Rodrigues Lopes Teixeira (CFO & Member of the Exec. Board of Directors)

Mr. Miguel Henriques Viana (Head of Investor Relations)

Products/ Services
Cloud Computing, Identity Management, Technical Support
Number of Employees
1,000 - 20,000
Headquarters
Petah Tiqva, HaMerkaz, Israel
Established
1985
Company Registration
SEC CIK number: 0001039610
Net Income
1B - 20B
Revenue
Above - 1B
Sat Feb 24 2024
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