EDP Unveils Energy Transition Plans for Asturias in Spain
EDP announced the first floating wind farm in Spain for Asturias and promotes projects related to green hydrogen and energy storage in the Principality. The
EDP announced the first floating wind farm in Spain for Asturias and promotes projects related to green hydrogen and energy storage in the Principality. The plan includes the first floating wind farm in Spain for Asturias and Soto de Ribera as the green battery of the region. It also promotes projects related to green hydrogen and energy storage. These are EDP's plans for the autonomous community, where it wants to contribute decisively to promoting the generation of 100% renewable energy and favoring industrial decarbonization.
EDP has ambitious energy transformation plans for Asturias, where it could develop projects worth 470 million euros, mainly at its Soto de Ribera and Aboño sites, as well as at the first floating wind farm in Spain.
EDP's plans in Soto de Ribera, for which group 3 has already requested closure authorization, also involve renewable energies. The company could turn this site into a reference center for the storage of renewable energy and new uses of green hydrogen.
With regard to renewable generation, EDP has already started the processing of a mini-hydraulic power plant with hydroscrews that would take advantage of the waters of the Nalón, as it passes through the plant. This installation will be added to a photo-voltaic park that the company plans to start on the site's grounds.
The renewable energy generated by both facilities would be poured into the grid to meet demand. It would allow the production and storage of green hydrogen, and the surplus would be stored in two types of batteries: Lithium Ion and a combination of RedOx and second-hand batteries - for example, of vehicles. In addition, EDP is working on various other projects for the storage of liquid air to generate electricity.
As for the new uses of green hydrogen, the company proposes different projects. It plans to build a hydrogeneration station -hydrogen gas station- with the aim of contributing to the decarbonization of passenger and freight transport; it will promote the decarbonization of the surrounding industries; and it will carry out tests in combined cycles, in a scenario that would facilitate the replacement of natural gas currently used by green hydrogen.
Aboño, valley of green hydrogen
The Aboño thermal power plant has been, for almost 50 years, a guarantee for the stability of the electricity supply of Asturian industry. EDP's plans include maintaining this role in the energy transition.