We are a member of several energy associations in the countries where we have a presence, playing a relevant role in supporting the development of renewable energy.
A full list of the organizations can be found on our website:
We are also involved in public policy issues led by various associations ensuring EDPR’s business objectives are supported on a global and local level. Some examples of our involvement are provided below.
EDPR is actively involved in various working committees such as Legal, Technical and Environmental created within the AEE (Asociación Empresarial Eólica) for the better development of its activities. During 2011, AEE has been very active in defending the interests of the sector in the regulatory framework.
EDPR’s employees have participated in many professional oriented events and meetings organized by each one of the associations. As a result, EDPR Poland became a more recognized brand on the Polish market. By tightening cooperation with nongovernmental organizations, EDPR’s employees are engaged in legislative initiatives as well as in gathering information about the Polish energy market, creating a vast data base about entities operating in the Polish power sector and a unique relationship with the sector’s representatives.
EDPR is an active member of RWEA – Romanian Wind Energy Association, supporting the association in several fields of activity. Aside from the financial support and event organization, EDPR plays an active role in the task force group established for supporting the approval and implementation of the legislative framework.
EDPR has been involved in the activities of the French Wind Energy Federation (SER-FEE) performed in 2011, participating in several technical groups:
- Acoustic technical group;
- Dangers studies technical group;
- Environmental technical group;
- Security technical group;
- Economic technical group;
- Law and regulation technical group;
- Offshore and marine energy technical group;
- Site technical group.
EDPR developed Grassroots activities in all states where we have projects and major development pipeline. Activities include – communications outreach and organized visits by county, state and national dignitaries.
In Indiana, and after years of effort, the industry was successful in passing a voluntary Clean Portfolio Standard (CPS). EDPR was actively involved in both the legislative push as well as the rulemaking process.
Wind Energy Whopping Crane Action Group (WEWAG) – EDPR continued its participation in WEWAG the industry work group that is working in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and nine state wildlife agencies to develop a habitat conservation plan to address the potential impacts of wind energy development on the whooping crane and lesser prairie chicken within the central United States. This industry work group reached important milestones by working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to complete the first draft of the Preliminary Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and to start the Federal approval process through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).