Martim Longo's solar energy demonstration platform nominated for European award

The Martim Longo solar energy demonstration platform, a project developed and executed by Enercoutim – Associação Empresarial de […]

Enercoutim_01The Martim Longo solar energy demonstration platform, a project developed and executed by Enercoutim – Alcoutim Solar Energy Business Association, is nominated for the 'European Utility Industry Awards' in the 'Sustainable Development' category.

The Algarve investment is one of the three finalists for the award, which is part of the electrical sector event «European Utility Week», which takes place this week in Vienna, Austria.

At the event, more than 10 international participants and 420 suppliers present ideas about new solutions, the role of energy policies, and the role of energy market operators in sustainable and low-carbon development.

Enercoutim_03In the case of Alcoutim, the renewable energy project started to take shape in 2011, with support from the Algarve21 Operational Program, which is now in a phase of international expansion.

Enercoutim is leveraging the success of the Martim Longo platform, located in the municipality of Alcoutim, as an opportunity to internationalize its business model and create new spin-off activities in favor of decarbonisation and acceleration of penetration.

The Enercoutim platform occupies a total area of ​​42 hectares in a land about one kilometer from Martim Longo, representing an investment of 18 million euros.

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