EDF Pulse Awards, EDF sparks innovation
EDF launched the EDF Pulse Awards to promote innovation and be actively involved in tomorrow’s future. It has set a goal for itself: to showcase and provide tangible support to initiatives and projects that unleash electricity’s tremendous potential and help advance the world around us.
EDF in China
The Chinese energy market - like many other sectors of the country's economy - is seeing strong growth, due to increasing electricity consumption1 (up 7.5% in 2013) which is being driven by the country's economic expansion. China has to boost its electricity generation capacity to meet this demand. The country's installed generating capacity increased by 9.5% in 2013 to a total of 1247 GW.
EDF invests in the energies of the future
EDF Group, the world leader in carbon-free energy, continues to invest in renewable energy and to strengthen its positions both in Europe and throughout the world. The Group contributes to the rise of competitive industrial sectors in renewable energy, in particular in wind and solar power.
West Burton B power station
West Burton B is a new CCGT (Combined Cycle Gas Turbine) gas power station and has a capacity of 1305 MW. It is situated in the county of Nottinghamshire in England, approximately 250km north of London. West Burton B is adjacent to the West Burton A coal-fired power station (2000 MW) and close to the Cottam coal-fired power station (2000 MW). These power plants are all operated by EDF Energy and employ a total of 500 employees.
Teesside Offshore Wind Farm
The new Teesside Offshore Wind Farm is located off the coast of North East England. The nearest town is Redcar, just over 400km north of London. It is operated by EDF Energy Renewables, jointly owned by EDF Energy & EDF Energies Nouvelles. The site is situated close to EDF Energy’s nuclear power station at Hartlepool (2 units of 1180 MW).