EDF in Beijing for the opening of the Formula E World Championship
EDF will be in Beijing on September 12th-13th, 2014, for the first race out of ten of the Formula E 2014-2015 Championship. As Official Technical Supplier of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the EDF Group will send two experts of its R&D team to Beijing, to follow the race and conduct audits of electrical safety, transmission and charging systems and of the related procedures.
Heysham 1 nuclear power station boiler findings
One of the two reactors at Heysham 1 nuclear power station operated by EDF Energy has been shut down since 11 June for refuelling and to allow investigations to take place on one of its eight boiler units. This followed tests which took place during a period of planned maintenance and inspection in 2013.
Half-year results 2014
EDF’s Board of Directors met on 30 July 2014 under the chairmanship of Henri Proglio and approved the condensed consolidated financial statements for the half-year ending 30 June 2014.
EDF and Veolia have completed their transaction associated with Dalkia operations
EDF and Veolia have just closed the transaction associated with the agreement signed on March 25, 2014 related to their joint subsidiary Dalkia, one of the world's leading provider of energy services.
EDF and Exeltium sign a MoU
The Exeltium consortium and EDF have agreed on a memorandum of understanding to adjust Exeltium’s electricity supply contract. It will allow the electro-intensive companies of the consortium to regain competitiveness, following the unexpected drop of market prices.
EDF and IFC sign agreement to promote rural electrification in Africa and globally
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and EDF, a global leader in the power sector, have signed an agreement to cooperate in developing off-grid electrification solutions in emerging markets, with the ultimate goal of serving up to half a million people living in rural areas, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.
Carbon footprint: EDF halves its CO2 emissions in France
In its commitment to fight climate change, EDF is taking a major step forward in the management of its carbon footprintby halving its CO2 emissions in France by 2016. This amounts to a total reduction of 12 million tonnes of CO2 between1990 and 2016, as the result of an ongoing, voluntary industrial policy implemented by EDF in France and by the wholeGroup on an international level. Over the same period, electricity production has risen by 26% (annual production of 469TWh compared with 371 TWh in 1990).
EDF showcases its new platform for sustainable urban development with Singapore and opens a R&D centre dedicated to urban planning
On the occasion of the 2014 World Cities Summit in Singapore, EDF has revealed its urban system modeling platform forsustainable urban development. EDF also announced the creation of the EDF Asian Sustainable Cities Center of Excellence, inorder to speed up innovation and to strengthen ties with Singapore. This R&D Center devoted to urban planning aims atdeveloping and performing new collaborations with agencies of the city state as well as other cities in the region.
Quarterly financial information
Sales in the first quarter of 2014 of: €21.2 billion, down 4.2% in organic terms due to adverse weather effects
EDF and China Datang Corporation to build and operate a 2,000 MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant in China
EDF and the electricity producer China Datang Corporation (CDT) have signed an agreement whereby EDF will hold a 49% stake in Datang International Fuzhou Power Generation Company Ltd (FPC). The joint-venture is set to build and operate an ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant with two units with an output of 1,000 MW each. Construction works have just started on the Fuzhou site in Jiangxi province in South-Eastern China.