Iberdrola will promote the development of new studies allowing the realization of offshore wind energy production projects on the Brazilian coast.

This was agreed with the government of Rio de Janeiro after signing a memorandum of understanding through its subsidiary Neoenergia. This event took place as part of the Brazilian Offshore Wind Summit 2024

This is the company’s fourth signing for the development of offshore wind production in the country. Additionally, the feasibility of implementing other similar projects in other regions of Brazil, such as Rio Grande do Sul or Ceará.

Laura Porto, director of renewable energy at Neoenergia, highlighted that the energy company has “the heritage of being a pioneer” in the development of onshore wind energy in the country, although she considered that it is very important that the territory “prepares and positions itself”. » for the development of offshore wind power.

“For the growth of this new market, it is necessary to define a regulatory framework capable of ensuring legal and regulatory security, in addition to guaranteeing the most assertive allocation of investments,” he stressed.

For his part, the Acting Secretary of Energy and Maritime Economy of Rio de Janeiro, Felipe Peixoto, declared that This agreement “will be of great value to the state in promoting offshore wind energy in the future.”

The Brazilian government estimates that the available power will be around 700 gigawatts for offshore wind in the country.

This type of energy is one of Iberdrola’s big bets for 2027, constituting 50% of investments of 15.5 billion euros planned for green energy in the next three years.

End of 2023, The energy group had 1,793 MW “offshore” installed and an additional 3,000 MW which will come into service before 2027.

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