The EDF Group is convinced that electricity is essential for sustainable economic development and progress, and is therefore developing innovative solutions throughout the world with a view to producing clean energy and guaranteeing access to electricity for all.

The EDF Group is present on 5 continents¹

1 Map of the EDF Group's presence around the world as of 31/12/2021 – Source: URD 2021

Emblematic projects around the world

In the face of demographic issues and climate change, EDF has established itself as a leader in energy transition by exporting 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 dam

With a capacity of 420 MW, Nachtigal will be the largest hydroelectric dam in Cameroon. Work began in February 2019 and is progressing, despite the health context over the past two years. The transmission line of over 50 km linking Nachtigal to Yaoundé has been completed. 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. In addition, by signing an exclusive agreement in November 2019 for the development of a new hydroelectric dam on the Kikot site, EDF has entered into a long-term partnership with Cameroon.

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High voltage submarine transmission system 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 grid owned and operated by TAQA's transmission and distribution companies. The project will reduce ADNOC's offshore carbon footprint by over 30% and contribute to the UAE's carbon neutrality targets. Construction is scheduled to start in 2022, and is expected to be operational in 2025.

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Decentralised power generation in Africa

Today, 75% of the population of the African continent still has no access to energy. In Africa, the EDF Group markets innovative decentralised 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, such as television or radio sets (included in the deal), or charge their mobile phone. In Kenya, 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). Over 700,000 smart meters have been set up, and the rollout, orchestrated by EDF International Networks, is now in full swing. 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, a country with a potential market of around 270 million meters.

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In Chile, the EDF Group's most powerful solar power plant

Jointly owned by EDF Renewables and Marubeni, its Japanese partner, the Bolero solar photovoltaic park in Chile is the most powerful solar power plant commissioned by the EDF Group to date. With an installed capacity of 146 MWp, it is capable of supplying 191,000 Chilean homes with electricity annually and avoiding 380,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The Bolero solar park is composed of 475,000 photovoltaic modules equipped with trackers to follow the sun path, and covers over 500 hectares, the equivalent of over 700 football fields. Located in the Atacama Desert, it benefits from the highest level of solar radiation in the world.

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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.

Hydrogen to decarbonise the economy

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.

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