ChangeNOW 2021

EDF
https://www.edf.fr/
Energy
France

Description

As a major player in energy transition, EDF is an integrated energy company active in all businesses: generation, transmission, distribution, energy trading, energy sales, and energy services.

Our positive impact

Thanks to its low carbon electrical production, EDF is already an exception amongst other electricity utilities with 55gCO2/KWh compared to 294 g/KWh on average in Europe. EDF Group joined the initiative “Business Ambition for 1.5 degrees: our only future”, currently comprising more than 300 companies that have undertaken to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 in order to help limit the increase in global temperature to 1.5 °C compared with the pre-industrial period.

Latest News and Highlights

May: Cero Generation and EDF Renewables to join forces to support Green Lighthouse Development, one of the leading agrivoltaic developers in France, in its next phase of growth. Pod Point (UK): nearly 110,000 charging points for electrical vehicles at end-March 2021, representing an increase of around 50% compared to the 2020 average. Blockchain: bond issue by the European Investment Bank realised via Ethereum, based on solutions developed by Exaion, an EDF subsidiary. First commercial success for this start-up, incubated within EDF

Additional information

To deal with the challenges of demographics, urbanisation and air pollution, many countries are looking for solutions that can improve the situation. EDF, which operates on four continents, supports this energy transition by exporting its expertise in nuclear power, renewable energies and energy services. Internationally, there is considerable scope for innovation. EDF is seeking to triple its business (compared to 2015) through targeted development of its renewable energy, nuclear, and gas production assets, thus contributing to countries’ energy transition. By 2030, EDF group’s goal is that of no longer having any coal-fired assets anywhere in the world, whilst also making a significant contribution to the development of renewable installed capacity, with a target of between 25 and 30GW net of renewables, including 1.5-2GW of net installed capacity in hydropower. In terms of new business lines, EDF is aiming to have a portfolio of 1 million off-grid kits by 2030 and is pursuing the development of new markets such as microgrids, smart grids, storage, hydrogen, mobility, smart cities, etc., as well as further strengthening its positions in energy efficiency services, grids, and engineering services.

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