Hosting local communities

Opening ceremonies

Opening wind farms ceremonies are good opportunities to share the results of EDPR wind farms’ development in the region with the community. Local inhabitants, industrials, authorities, media, among others, had the opportunity to celebrate with EDPR employees and share the accomplishment.

In 2011, one of these examples was the inauguration ceremony of the Roman Blandey wind farm which is first wind farm to begin operation in the region of l’Eure, Upper Normandy, France. This event included several educational activities for the curious local and elementary school children. The goal of these activities was to raise awareness among the local population of the social and environmental benefits of renewable energies, and wind power in particular.

In the US we inaugurated the Timber Road II wind farm, located in Paulding County, Ohio. EDPR organized a dedication ceremony with nearly 250 guests, including landowners, county and state dignitaries and employees, for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the first Ohio’s utility scale wind farm.

In Brazil, EDPR proceeds with its program in partnership with Instituto EDP for dialogs with the local communities. After the Tramandaí wind farm opening a workshop was held in an open day with 70 people.

Global wind day

In June 2011, EDPR participated in the Global Wind Day, an initiative that promotes awareness for wind energy worldwide and creates opportunities for every citizen to discover the benefits of wind energy.
Several wind farms in Europe hosted open houses with information sessions and other recreational activities for our students, local residents and the general public.