EDP Centre for New Energy Technologies (EDP CNET) is a subsidiary of the EDP Group, which is an integrated energy player, with strong presence in Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Romania, Poland and UK), US Canada, Mexico and Brazil and the third player in the world in terms of wind installed capacity (in excess of 10 GW installed worldwide). EDP is a medium-sized European Utility with a strong innovation background that has important presence across all the energy value chain, in Generation, Distribution, Energy Trading and Retail of electricity and gas.

EDP CNET, having a mission to create value through collaborative R&D in the energy sector, is entirely committed to research and development with a strong focus in technology demonstration projects. The result of an internal reorganization process in 2014, EDP CNET centralizes the Group’s R&D activities and is established inside EDP Labelec – EDP’s laboratory facilities and technical excellence centre. Among other areas, EDP CNET is very active in the topics of smart grids and digitization, energy storage and energy management, renewable energies and flexibility in new energy systems. The centre has carried out work in several EU H2020 projects throughout all the energy value chain, adopting an integrated and sustainable approach towards disruptive solutions that empower its partners and bring value to the shareholders. EDP CNET has proven competencies in cross-cutting topics, such as project management, use cases writing, architecture design, scalability and replicability analysis, new business models’ analysis and development, validation of technologies in laboratory environment and demonstration in real conditions.