In Brazil, EDPR reached revenues of 79 million reais, representing a year on year increase of 1%, explained by the higher average selling price.
AVERAGE SELLING PRICE
The average selling price in Brazil increased 7% to R$370 per MWh, basically reflecting the PPA update price according with inflation type adjustment.
In Dec-15, EDPR had 84 MW of wind installed capacity in Brazil, being all under incentive programs for renewable energy development. Under these programs the projects were awarded with long-term contracts to sell the electricity produced for 20 years, providing long-term visibility over cash-flow generation throughout the projects’ life.
NET OPERATING COSTS
Net Operating Costs increased during the year by 3 million reais, mainly due to higher Other operating costs and at a lesser extend due to the increase in personnel costs and in supplies and services. Following the outstanding top line performance, in 2015, EBITDA reached 45 million reais, a decrease of 5% versus previous year, with the EBITDA margin decreasing to 58%.