The EDF Group is present on 5 continents¹
The UK is one of the EDF Group's key markets in Europe. The Group is present there via:
- EDF Energy, the country's largest low-carbon power producer, which supplies gas and electricity to around 6 million business and residential customers;
- EDF Trading, which provides optimisation and risk management services to the EDF Group and third parties;
- EDF Renewables UK, which develops and implements renewable energy generation and storage projects in the UK and Ireland;
- Imtech, one of the country's leading engineering and technical service providers;
- Pod Point, one of the largest electric vehicle charging station installation companies.
Italy is one of EDF's key markets in Europe. The Group is present there mainly via Edison, a major stakeholder in the Italian electricity and gas markets.
The EDF Group is present in Belgium via its EDF Belgium and Luminus (in French) subsidiaries.
EDF Belgium owns 50% of the Tihange 1 nuclear power plant, as part of a nuclear cooperation with Electrabel. Luminus is the second largest stakeholder in the Belgian energy market, with a market share of around 25% for almost 10% of the production capacity (nuclear and renewable energy).
The EDF Group was present in the Netherlands until end of 2022 with Sloe Centrale BV, a company jointly owned with the PZEM Group. Sloe manages an 870 MW combined cycle gas power plant in the south-west of the country. On 25 January 2023, EDF announced the sale of its stake in the plant to EPH, the Czech power producer and electric grid operator.
For over 25 years, the EDF Group has been developing a wide range of activities in Germany in the sectors of renewable energy, storage, low-carbon hydrogen, engineering, trading, services and research, with a common objective: to contribute to the acceleration of the German energy transition.
At the end of 2021, EDF, in consortium with Nebras (Qatar) and Sojitz (Japan), was selected by the Uzbek authorities to finance, build and operate a 1,600 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant on the Syrdarya site for 25 years. In late 2022, EDF created its subsidiary EDF – ICA (EDF In Central Asia) in Uzbekistan and is also developing other projects to support the country’s energy transition, particularly in the field of hydropower and decentralized solar production.
The EDF Group is present on the Spanish market through: Edison Next, d’EDF Trading, Framatome Spain and EDF Peninsula Iberica.
Framatome Spain provides engineering and maintenance services for companies that own nuclear reactors. EDF Peninsula Iberica promotes and develops the Group's businesses and new activities as part of the energy transition in the peninsula.
The EDF Group is present throughout North America, with a strong presence in the United States, notably in:
- the renewable energy sector, with EDF Renewables North America ;
- the entire value chain of the North American gas and electricity markets with EDF Trading North America, ;
- energy services, local energy management and efficiency as well as public lighting, managed by Dalkia and its subsidiaries Dalkia Energy Solutions and Aegis Energy Services ;
- R&D and innovation with the EDF Innovation Lab.
EDF is also present in the nuclear power sector in the United States, with its subsidiary Framatome, which maintains and modernises the US’s operational nuclear installations, supplies fuel and supports the possible construction of new plants.
EDF Inc. is active in the USA, Canada and Mexico, exploring new business development opportunities in low carbon power generation and in energy transition markets
The EDF Group owns 100% of EDF Norte Fluminense, which has built and operates a CCG with an installed capacity of 827 MW, and 51% of Sinop Energia (CES), which is in charge of building and operating the Sinop hydroelectric scheme (402 MW), that will be commissioned in 2019. In the field of renewable energy, the EDF Renewables subsidiary has a portfolio of 400 MW of solar energy thanks to the Pirapora plant, one of the largest solar power plants in South America, and 708,5 MW of wind energy in operation and 740,8 MW under construction.
Since 2018, the EDF Group has been present in Peru via its EDF Peru SAC subsidiary, which is prospecting and working on the pre-development phase of photovoltaic, hydroelectric and gas power generation assets. A first realization took place in 2021 with the award of several PPAs to supply electricity based on hybrid solar-diesel plants to some off grid cities of Loreto Region in the Peruvian Amazon Area. At the end of 2022, 3 plants (out of the 10) are already operating and the 7 remaining projects are moving forward with a progressive set up planning speed out on 2023-2025. EDF Peru SAC also signed in the end of 2022 the Shareholders Agreement with its local partner Pedro Gonzales to step-into Electro Araza, a SPV dedicated to develop a Greenfield – 135 MW run of river hydro plant. In addition, EDF RE won an auction to replace heavy fuels with renewable energy in the city of Iquitos (largest isolated city in the world) and will build and operate a hybrid plant whose commissioning is planned in 2026.
Since 2020, the EDF Group has been present in Colombia via EDF Renewables Colombia SAS and EDF Colombia SAS. It is exploring development opportunities and working on the development phase of power generation assets, especially of unconventional renewable energy (solar and biomass), and of green hydrogen generation facilities.
The EDF Group is present in Chile in the thermal and renewable energy sectors, notably via its partnership with the Chilean company Andes Mining & Energy (AME), and is building the country's largest solar power plant (480 MW). EDF Renewables is also present in Chile with the Bolero solar power plant in the Atacama Desert, Santiago Solar photovoltaic power plant and Cabo Leones wind farm.
The EDF Group has been present in China for over 40 years and is now one of the largest foreign investors in power generation and energy services. It has around 3.4 GW of net installed capacity, notably through its interests in the Taishan EPR plant, the Dongtai IV and V offshore wind farms, coal-fired power plants and the operation of heating and cooling networks. The Group is developing partnerships with major Chinese electricity producers, opening up new investment opportunities in the nuclear power, renewable energy, energy services and engineering sectors.
The EDF Group has a 56% stake in the Mekong Energy Company Ltd (MECO), the owner of Phu My 2.2, a 715 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant. In addition, the EDF Group is the leader of the consortium in charge of studying the Son My 1 project, which involves the construction and 20-year operation of a 2,250 MW high-efficiency combined-cycle gas turbine power plant with optimised environmental performance, north-east of Ho Chi Minh City.
The EDF Group is present in Laos via its 40% stake in Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC), owner of the Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric complex (1,070 MW installed capacity). It was built by the EDF Group and commissioned in 2010. EDF is also involved in a project for the construction of a floating solar power plant on the reservoir of the 80 MWp Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric dam.
The EDF Group has been present in India for over 25 years and is a major partner in the ambitious energy transition programme led by the Indian government. EDF is active in 3 key sectors: nuclear power (construction project of six EPR reactors in Jaitapur), renewable energy (photovoltaic projects in Rajasthan, solar farm in Gujarat, hydroelectric projects in the north-west of India) and services (smart meters and grids).
The EDF Group is active in renewable energy projects in Indonesia with in particular the development of hydropower or smart-metering projects.
The EDF Group is present in Singapore, notably via a regional office and the opening in 2014 of a centre of excellence for sustainable cities in Asia, the EDF Lab Singapore Pte. Ltd (the « Lab »), which is involved in research programmes on smart-grids, electric mobility, smart cities and interconnections.
The EDF Group has been present in South Africa since 1978, when it built the Koeberg nuclear power plant, which it operates and maintains for Eskom, the national electric power company. The EDF group has established a privileged relationship with ESKOM, which was memorialized in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in May 2022. EDF Development South Africa is involved in the preparation of the relaunch of the South African nuclear programme and in the development of EDF's activities in the Southern African region, in connection with the thermal and hydraulic engineering, transmission and distribution sectors. In addition, EDF Renewables South Africa has achieved several significant successes in the fields of wind and solar power. The Group is also present in South Africa with Kukhanya Energy Services, which develops photovoltaic kits in Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape area.
The EDF Group has been active in Mozambique since the late 1980s, by providing engineering services. It has established privileged partnerships with EDM (Electricidade de Moçambique). EDF signed with EDM an agreement to improve the performance of the network and prevent widespread blackouts.
The EDF Group has been active in Morocco since the 1970s in the hydroelectric, thermal and renewable energy generation, electrical grids and training sectors. EDF Renewables Morocco is currently involved in the development of the Taza wind farm (in French) (150 MW). EDF Renewables Morocco is also taking part in the renewal of the Koudia al-Baida (in French) wind farm with the objective of doubling its capacity. The Group is also involved in energy efficiency activities with EDF Fenice Maroc.
The Group is present in Senegal through its 100% ownership of ERA (in French), operator of the Kaffrine-Tambacounda-Kédougou rural electrification concession.
The EDF Group is active in Cameroon via its participation in the Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC) project company for the construction of the Nachtigal hydroelectric dam on the Sanaga River, near Yaoundé. With a capacity of 420 MW, this dam will be the most important means of production in Cameroon once it is commissioned, by covering about a third of the country's electricity demand. EDF is also involved in a second dam project, in Kikot on the Sanaga River.
The EDF Group is active in Egypt in the fields of renewable energy and power transmission and distribution. It supports the country in its energy transition. EDF Renewables has a strategic stake in KarmSolar, a major stakeholder in the emerging market for the production and private distribution of solar power in Egypt. In the field of electric power transmission, EDF is supervising the engineering and construction of the Delta dispatch centre and the future national dispatch centre which will be located in Egypt's new administrative capital. In April 2022, an alliance was formed under the name “Green Fuel Alliance” between EDF Renewables and Zero Waste, a local partner. A memorandum of understanding was signed with the Egyptian government for the production of green ammonia. The alliance is negotiating the terms and framework of the agreement with the Egyptian sovereign wealth fund.
The EDF Group has been present in Ivory Coast since 2016, and supports the country in meeting its commitments to the challenge of energy transition and access to electricity for as many people as possible. It is active in the fields of renewable energy, engineering, off-grid power and services. The EDF Group is jointly developing the “Biovéa” project for a biomass electricity power plant of 46 MW. An agreement on the transmission price for electricity was entered into with the State of Ivory Coast in November 2017. The concession agreement with the State was signed in December 2019. The financial closing was completed and construction began in late 2022.
Eswatini (ex Swaziland)
The EDF group, acting through a partnership, has been pre-qualified to bid for the Eswatini government’s August 2020 tender to develop a 25MW biomass power plant.
The EDF Group is present in Togo via its participation in Bboxx Togo Capital, for the deployment of off-grid power solutions. The company sells, sets up and maintains solar kits for rural and peri-urban households in Togo. A partnership for the deployment of solar pumps has also been set up with the Kenyan company SunCulture and the Togolese government.
Since July 2018, the EDF Group has been involved in the development of the Kenyan company SunCulture with a view to selling, setting up and maintaining solar pumps for rural households. EDF also took an indirect stake in Bboxx Capital Kenya in 2021. The company has been selling, setting up and maintaining solar kits for rural households in Kenya for several years. In addition, EDF acquired 50% of DPA Kenya, which specialises in distributed solar power generation for the business market, in 2021.
In order to develop its mini-grid activity, in 2020 the EDF Group acquired a stake in Standard Microgrid Initiatives Limited, a start-up identified during the EDF Pulse Africa awards. It develops and sets up mini-grids based on a solution of standardised containers and smart meters.
United Arab Emirates
The EDF Group has a regional presence based in the United Arab Emirates, which covers its activities in the Middle East, and whose main challenge is to support these countries in their energy transition. EDF is also present via its subsidiaries EDF Renewables and Dalkia.
In Abu Dhabi, the Group is developing solar power, energy efficiency and public lighting projects primarily for commercial and industrial customers through Emerge, a joint venture developed by EDF and Masdar. It has started the construction of the Al Dhafra solar photovoltaic project which, with an installed capacity of 2 GW, will be the most powerful solar power plant in the world. EDF is also involved in a strategic project to develop and operate a high voltage direct current submarine transmission system. In Dubai, the EDF Group is also involved in solar, hydroelectric, thermal and nuclear power projects.
À Dubaï, le groupe EDF participe également à des projets solaires, hydroélectriques, thermiques et nucléaires.
The EDF Group is active in Saudi Arabia, notably via its partnership with the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), in the fields of training and production optimisation. EDF Renewables took part in the financing and construction of Saudi Arabia's first wind power project in Dumat Al Jandal and is responsible for its operation. In 2022, EDF won a tender from the SEC to act as Project Management Office (PMO) for the deployment of its distribution network automation project.
The EDF Group is active in Qatar via a major consulting engineering project for its client, Kahramaa (Qatar Water and Power). It concerns the construction of electrical substations and high voltage cable systems. Several projects of high technical and strategic value which include the development of renewable energy and the improvement of the performance of the transmission network have been won and are ongoing with this client.
EDF is developing transmission engineering services for the Bahrain Energy and Water Authority (EWA).
EDF provides engineering services in the field of thermal power generation and grids.
The EDF Group has been present in Israel since 2010 with its EDF Renouvelablessubsidiary. At the end of 2022, it was operating as much as 530 MW grid-connected photovoltaic projects and building an additional 93 MWp.
To pursue its development and extend its presence in Asia, EDF initiated a process with the Foreign Investment Review Board to open a subisidiary in Australia in 2023. The main focus will be on hydropower, PSP (pump storage plant) and other innovative projects to support the country’s energy transition.
The EDF Group has been present in Greece since 2005 in the solar and wind energy sectors, with its EDF Renewables subsidiary. In 2021, EDF Renewables pursued its development of solar energy in Greece with the construction of two photovoltaic plants for a total of 90 MW.
The EDF Group has been present in Poland since 2012 in the renewable energy sector, via its EDF Renewables subsidiary. In 2021, the latter commissioned three wind farms in the country, with a total capacity of 68 MW, won in a tender at the end of 2019. Dalkia is a leading stakeholder in the European energy services markets, and is also present through Dalkia Polska. In addition, EDF has expressed its interest in supporting Poland's new nuclear power programme by submitting a non-binding preliminary offer for engineering studies, equipment and the construction of EPR reactors in Poland.
EDF is present in Malawi and is developing a hydroelectric project.
EDF opened a Japanese subsidiary EDF Japan KK in July 2022. EDF Japan KK is hosting the corporate management team of EDF Asia. It is also engaging into business development activities in Japan (hydrogen downstream import and applications, batteries). Low Carbon hydrogen-based projects will also be leveraged to support this kind of projects in Asia and globally.
The EDF Group is present in South Korea via two subsidiaries: EDF Renewables and Framatome. Since 2015, it has had an office in Seoul which monitors energy and innovation, and is responsible for facilitating exchanges between the Group's entities and the Korean nuclear ecosystem, as well as several key suppliers (notably for batteries).
EDF is present in Denmark thanks to an innovative range of low-carbon solutions, public lighting and connected services. The Group is thus able to meet the challenges of savings, safety, mobility and attractiveness of cities and communities.
1 Map of the EDF Group's presence around the world as of 31/12/2022 – Source: 2022 Universal registration document
Emblematic projects around the world
In the face of demographic issues and climate change, EDF, a leader in energy transition, exports its know-how in the sectors of nuclear power, renewable energy and energy services.
A review of emblematic achievements and projects…
In Cameroon, a colossal hydroelectric dam
With a capacity of 420 MW, Nachtigal will be the largest hydroelectric dam in Cameroon. Once it is fully operational in 2024, the dam will supply 30% of the country's energy needs. A cornerstone of Cameroon's energy transition, Nachtigal will also generate significant local economic benefits while meeting the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. EDF has entered into a long-term partnership with Cameroon by signing an exclusive agreement in November 2019 for the development of a new hydroelectric dam on the Kikot site.
A high-voltage submarine electricity transmission line in the United Arab Emirates
At the end of 2021, alongside UAE-based Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi National Electricity Company PJSC (TAQA), the consortium of KEPCO, Kuyshu and EDF won a tender for the development, construction and operation of a high-voltage direct current submarine transmission line. A first in the Middle East and North Africa, the project will connect ADNOC's offshore generation operations to cleaner, more efficient power supplied through the Abu Dhabi onshore power. The project will reduce ADNOC's offshore carbon footprint by over 30% and contribute to the UAE's carbon neutrality targets.
In Africa, decentralized electricity production solutions
Today, 75% of the population of the African continent still has no access to energy. In Africa, the EDF Group markets innovative decentralized power generation solutions (known as off-grid) that allow people in isolated rural areas to access the electrical grid. Thanks to these solutions, several thousand people in South Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal and Togo can now light up and power a range of low-energy domestic appliances (television, radio sets, mobile phone…). In Kenya and in Togo, our customers can purchase solar agricultural pumps to significantly improve crop yields.
In India, the deployment of 5 million smart meters
In 2018, EDF India won a tender to set up 5 million smart meters in the states of Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, in partnership with state-owned EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited). It is currently the largest deployment project in India with prepaid smart meters. Over 1 million smart meters have been installed successful until end November 2022. The EDF Group will not only set up the meters, but also operate and maintain them. With this project, the EDF Group is establishing itself as a major stakeholder in smart metering in India and is participating in new tenders launched in India.
In the United Kingdom, a pioneering low-carbon hydrogen production project
The EDF Group is developing numerous hydrogen production projects in Europe in order to decarbonise the industrial and heavy transport sectors. The Tees Green Hydrogen project in the UK is one of them. This pioneering electrolyser project has been developed by EDF Renewables UK and Hynamics, and will produce low-carbon hydrogen from power generated by the Teesside offshore wind farm and a solar power plant near the former Redcar steelworks. The electrolyser will provide local business customers with hydrogen to support decarbonisation efforts and a significant reduction in industrial pollution in the Tees Valley.
In Ivory Coast, the biggest biomass power plant in Western Africa
The Biovea project carried out in partnership by EDF consists of designing, financing, building, and operating a biomass power plant fueled by residues from the exploitation of palm trees. Located in the municipality of Aboisso, the power plant will produce 350 GWh of electricity per year. This major low-carbon energy production project will help reduce 4.5 million tons of CO2. An emblematic circular economy project with 12,000 local partner planters and the creation of 1000 jobs during the 25 years of operation by EDF.
In Denmark, the development of electric mobility
While EDF's main activity in Denmark is centered on public lighting services, the Group has positioned itself in electric mobility to install and operate charging stations for vehicles.
In Peru, hybrid power plants to decarbonize energy
The INTI project consists of building and operating 10 hybrid power plants (solar, batteries) in 10 cities in the Amazon Forest not connected to the national grid. They will supply low carbon energy to around 100,000 residents. The 10 power plants, of which 2 are already built and a 3rd is under construction, represent a total of 45 MWp of solar installations and 85 MWh of batteries. These hybrid mini-grid solutions make it possible to decarbonize production while guaranteeing a stable and reliable supply of electricity. The cities where these projects are located are now 100% supplied by obsolete diesel generators. Replacing diesel production with low-carbon production will prevent the emission of more than 720,000 tons of CO2 over 25 years.
In Columbia, biomass for greener energy production
Born of the partnership between EDF Colombia and Refocosta, the biomass plant will generate power from eucalyptus crops, more than 200 GWh of green energy per year. The construction of the Villanueva biomass power plant began in early 2023. The project is fully in line with the country's energy transition and its objectives set at COP27. Commissioning is scheduled for early 2025.
In India, the world's largest nuclear power plant
The EDF Group is taking part in the development of what will be the world's largest nuclear power plant in India. Located on the Jaitapur site in the state of Maharashtra, the future plant will have six EPR reactors with an installed capacity of 9.6 GWe. With this major project, EDF is supporting the Indian government in meeting the growing need for low-carbon power by 2035, while providing a wide range of socio-economic opportunities for the country.