Hydro and Thermal Production

In Portugal, EDP Production focuses on asset management and risk management, optimization of operations and maintenance of hydro and thermal production centers. There are more than 52 hydroelectric plants and 3 thermoelectric plants that EDP promotes, dynamizes, and manages, supplying energy to the whole country. 

In accordance with the EDP Group's policy of environmental sustainability values, 5.5 GW corresponds to installed hydroelectric capacity, with ~75% reservoir and ~45% pumping, subject to the most modern CO2 control and pollutant emission reduction technologies.


    Light Factories

    Visits to hydro and thermal plants

    EDP always wants to promote a close relationship with the community.
    As part of its social responsibility, EDP has an "open doors" policy for its power plants. 

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    Certification and Recognition

    Environmental management in hydro and thermal production in Portugal

    EDP has been using environmental management systems in Portugal for over 20 years in its hydro and thermal electricity generation facilities. Learn about the certificates of the various environmental management systems.

    Innovation Projects in Hydro and Thermal Centers

    Wearables: Augmented Reality

    Wearables is a pilot project that brings EDP to the world of Augmented Reality. 
    X.Fit project


    Digitise hydro and thermal energy production
    Vista aérea proyecto Alqueva

    Floating solar panels

    Innovation is at the heart of our strategy and the development of floating solar technology marked a turning point in the national energy panorama.
    Educational and community projects


    Schools with Energy

    EDP Production, within the remit of its social investment undertakings, has made a clear commitment to young people and schools, and currently has two different programs: Sharing with Energy and Comunica com Energia.

    Donation of vehicles

    Used Vehicle Allocation Programme

    This programme aims to support local authorities, local entities and social organisations in the areas where EDP Produção owns its energy production assets, by donating used vehicles, with the aim of strengthening the resources available to these institutions.

    Doação de Viaturas

    project for the community

    Art Route across EDP's Dams in Portugal

    EDP has invited renowned artists and architects to create the Dams Art Route, a project that brings art and engineering together.

    Explore this Route with us and discover the most creative dams in Portugal. We are looking forward to your visit!

    Our stories and Know-How

    Knowledge Sharing