EDF: a benchmark fossil-fired generation company in France and around the world Global energy needs are growing, especially outside Europe. Fossil-fired generation offers substantial potential for expansion – the world market is estimated at 2,000 GW in 2025. EDF’s expertise in this field is recognised around the world, and it intends to export it by offering appropriate solutions tailored to each country’s needs.
A technology with potential that represents two-thirds of world electricity generation
With 48 GW installed capacity, EDF Group’s fossil-fired fleet generates 80 TWh a year and accounts for 13% of its energy mix, with considerable variations from one country to another: between 3–5% of the power generated in mainland France compared with 77% in Italy, for example.
The technology gives EDF a major advantage in its international expansion
as the demand for generation plants of this type is expected to grow along with world electricity consumption.
Building on its widely respected fossil-fired capabilities, EDF is currently focusing on the countries with prospects of strong growth and capacity needs for:
Combined cycle gas turbine plants in the gas-producing countries of the Persian Gulf and in Brazil, Vietnam, Israel and Egypt
Coal-fired plants, based on the best available technologies (high efficiency coal-fired plants, very high efficiency coal-fired plants) in Europe (especially Poland), South-East Asia, China, etc.
Natural gas-fired plants: in synergy with the midstream gas asset strategy (storage, LNG terminals, etc.)
The Group’s involvement in international projects can be adapted to fit the various projects and contexts. For example, EDF has used its design, build and operate
expertise on projects calling for the most efficient technologies. Norte Fluminense in Brazil, Phu My in Vietnam, Sloe in the Netherlands and Fuzhou in China are examples of plants built by EDF.
Diversified range of products and services tailored to each individual country
EDF fossil-fired engineering is working to expand the use of the best available technologies that will support generation of even more competitive, environmentally friendly energy in future:
Latest-generation CCGT power plants such as Bouchain
High-efficiency coal-fired power plants such as Fuzhou in China
Thermodynamic hybrid solar
Carbon capture being tested at the Le Havre power plant
Independent water power project (IWPP) studies, etc.
EDF also offers world-class expertise in the diesel-fired power plants used on islands. It is examining opportunities for developing other types of follow-on technologies, particular those to be used in conjunction with expanding renewable energy sources (cogeneration, biomass
, conversion units, storage units to absorb overcapacity, etc.).
With its broad range of expertise, EDF strives to contribute to the increase in use of electricity around the world by providing efficient solutions tailored to the needs of each country.
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