Renewable Energy M&A: EDPR's Strategic Acquisition of ITP Development in Australia

published on 30 January 2024


Did you know that Australia is on track to achieve 82% renewable power by 2030, with an eye on completely phasing out coal by 2040? This ambitious goal is drawing global renewable energy leaders to its shores, and the latest to join this green revolution is EDP Renewables (EDPR). In this blog, we'll explore EDPR's strategic expansion into Australia, its implications for the renewable energy landscape, and how it positions Australia as a leader in sustainable energy.

Strategic Infiltration: Embracing the Australian Market

EDPR, a renowned player in the renewable energy sector, has recently marked its territory in the Australian market. This move is more than just a geographical expansion; it represents a strategic decision to capitalize on Australia's booming renewable energy sector. By acquiring the local renewables company ITP Development (ITPD), EDPR is not only gaining a foothold in Australia but also integrating ITPD’s invaluable local expertise into its global network. This synergy is expected to boost the development of substantial wind and solar projects, along with innovative storage solutions, particularly in New South Wales and Queensland. This expansion brings over 1.5 GW of capacity, showcasing EDPR's commitment to fostering a sustainable future.

Pioneering Sustainability: Analyzing EDPR's Innovative Projects and their Role in Australia's Decarbonization Agenda

EDPR's engagement with Australia's renewable energy sector goes beyond just participation; it's about pioneering sustainability through cutting-edge projects. This section explores the analytical dimensions of EDPR's involvement, with a focus on a standout development—the 480MWp solar photovoltaic system coupled with a 200 MW battery energy storage system in Queensland. With an operational timeline set for 2026, this project seamlessly aligns with Queensland’s net-zero ambition, symbolizing a substantial stride towards Australia's decarbonization objectives. These initiatives also underscore Australia's advanced stance in storage regulation and implementation, setting a global benchmark for transitioning to renewable energy.

EDPR’s Strategic Vision in APAC

EDPR's venture into Australia is part of a larger strategic vision. Targeting markets with favorable decarbonization opportunities, including Singapore and Japan, EDPR aims to maximize value in renewables. Since its inception in APAC in 2022, EDPR has already made significant strides, installing 1.3 GWp in solar capacity and investing in innovative solutions like floating solar installations. This aligns with its goal to reach 50GW of renewable energy by 2030, reinforcing its commitment to a 100% renewable future.


EDPR’s expansion into Australia is not just a business move; it's a step towards a greener, more sustainable world. As we witness these exciting developments, let's also consider how we can contribute to a renewable future. Share your thoughts in the comments below or explore more about renewable energy on our website. Join us in this journey towards a cleaner, more sustainable planet.

The above analysis is proprietary to Enerdatics’ energy analytics team, based on the current understanding of the available data. The information is subject to change and should not be taken to constitute professional advice or a recommendation.

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