About Us

4imagens2.pngEDA is the Programme Operator (PO) of the Renewable Energy Programme Area (PA6), under the scope of the “Climate Change and Renewable Energy” Priority Sector of EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 (EEAFM 2009-2014), named in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed between Portugal and donor states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), on March 2012.

The responsibilities of EDA as PO of the Renewable Energy Programme Area are referred to in Article 4.7 of the Regulation of EEAFM 2009-2014 and complemented, in specific areas, with those referred to in Annex 4 (Information and Publicity Requirements) and Annex 9 (Programme Operator Manual) of the same regulation, being responsible for the managing and implementing of the programme called “Geothermal Azores Iceland Programme” (GAIa Programme).

Ms. Matilde Cunha was nominated the formal representative of EDA as PO of AP6, which shall act as coordinator, being responsible for the managing and coordinating of the activities related to the implementation and realization of the “GAIa Programme”.

Within the overall objective of the Renewable Energy Programme Area (PA6) of the EEAFM 2009-2014, which had been set in the MoU in March 2012, the programme called “GAIa Programme” will contribute to increase geothermal power generation in the Azores, as well as improve capacity at regional level on geothermal energy solutions. The maximum contribution from the EEA Grants 2009-2014 to the Programme Area PA6 is 4 million Euros.

The aim of the “GAIa Programme”, approved on May 31st, 2013, is to contribute to the fulfillment of the MoU and give a transparent and clear framework to the implementation of the relevant outcomes.

The Donor progamme partner (DPP) appointed in the Renewable Energy Programme Area of the MoU is the icelandic national energy authority (Orkustofnun – OS, Grensasvegur 9, IS-108 Reykjavik, os@os.is), to take part in the preparation and implementation of the programme.


Programme Operator - Renewable Energy Programme Area (PA6)
EDA – Electricidade dos Açores, S.A.
Maria Matilde Cunha (coordenadora)
Rua Francisco Pereira Ataíde, nº 1
9504-535 Ponta Delgada - Açores - Portugal
Tel.: (+351) 296 202 113 | Fax: (+351) 296 628 044
E-mail: info@eeagrants-azores.pt | web: www.eeagrants-azores.pt
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