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).
The fight against energy poverty, an EDF priority
The background of the economic crisis and reduction in purchasing power is putting many French households in a situation of social poverty, one which is placing a burden on household budgets and is forcing people to make difficult choices. Because energy costs (all energy types combined: transport, heating, etc.) are one of the contributing factors to this poverty, EDF is paying particular attention to listening to its most vulnerable clients.