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EDPR's production up 4.5% in 2014

PORTUGAL: EDP Renováveis produced 14.9TWh of electricity in the first nine months of 2014, up 4.5% on the same period last year, thanks to a 4.3% increase in installed capacity.

Growth was geographically uneven, with 278MW of new wind capacity being added in Romania, Portugal, Poland and Canada, while expansion in Spain and Brazil has stalled. The company also has 634MW of largely onshore wind technology under construction, 529MW of which is in the US.

Portuguese capacity grew thanks to the company's participation in the ENEOP consortium. EDPR's interest as of September amounted to 487MW, which will increase to 534MW on ENEOP's completion next year.

Wind resource was stable overall at 29%, "reflecting the benefits of a balanced portfolio across different geographies and EDPR wind farms' intrinsic quality on the back of unique wind assessment know-how", the company said.

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