The EDF Group is developing innovative low carbon 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 31/12/2022 – 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.

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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.

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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.

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Illustration du projet Tees Green Hydrogen au Royaume-Uni

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 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.

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Borne EDF de recharge de véhicules électriques

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.

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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.

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