Energy distribution is at the heart of our business. We connect people and businesses to the electricity grid, we ensure the grid works properly and we support energy efficiency solutions. This is how we've kept more than six million customers connected.
Stages of our history
EP - Electricidade de Portugal arose following the merger of 13 Portuguese electricity companies, which were nationalized in 1975.
The publication of the first Community directive led to changes in the organization and jurisdiction of the European electricity sector.
The first phase of the company's privatization allows the sale of 30% of its capital.
The fourth phase of privatization turns EDP into a majority private company (70%).
EDP Distribuição is born.
From 2006, all electricity consumers can freely choose their electricity supplier. Management of the processes of switching suppliers becomes a job for EDP Distribuição.
The Smart City project is launched in Évora, the first of its kind on the Iberian Peninsula.
The new EDP brand appears linking Portugal, Spain and Brazil while EDP Distribuição’s separate identity is released.
EDP becomes leader in the “Utilities: Electricity, Water and Gas” sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and Europe, with the highest ever score of 90 points
EDP Distribuição wins the "Most Effective Recovery of the Year" prize, awarded by the Business Continuity Institute, in acknowledgement of how the company was able to recover the network and restore services to customers who were left without electricity, following Storm Gong that hit mainland Portugal between January 19 and 23, 2013.
EDP Distribuição joins Alliander, ENEL, EVN and other industry partners and universities as a founding member of EE-ISAC (European Energy Center - Information Sharing and Analysis).
The Business Continuity Management System is certified by the Business Continuity International Standard ISSO 22301: 2012, turning EDP Distribuição an european reference.
EDP Distribuição launches an app for consumers to submit meter readings or report power cuts.
The Management System for Research, Development and Innovation (SGIDI) was certified by Societé Générale de Surveillance (SGS) turning EDP Distribution in the first national utility to be certified for Innovation.
An app for Local Authoraties is presented at the National Association of Municipalities Congress and made available for all Portuguese Municipalities.
EDP Distribuição celebrates its first-time achievement of “zero fatal injuries”, as a result of the operational team work, security training and awareness campaigns.
EDP Distribuição 2020 sustainability strategy is approved, aiming to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) agenda.
Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) awards EDP Distribuição in the "Environmental Protection" category at the "Good Practice of the Year Awards", an annual initiative that distinguishes outstanding practices in grid development.
EDP Distribuição is 100% certified in the Environmental Management System (EMS), according to ISO 14001: 2015.
Distribuição Digital Project is congratulated with an Honorable Mention at the Portugal Digital Awards 2018, in the category of "Best Digital Product & Customer Experience", which awards innovation and releasing of new products, services and/or customer experience improvements.
Head office: Rua Camilo Castelo Branco, 43, 1050-044 Lisbon
Registered in the Lisbon Commercial Registry with registration and legal person number 504 394 029