The environment: central to EDF’s hydroelectric operations
Hydropower is the leading source of renewable energy and is set to play a key role in Europe, where 20% of electricity will have to be generated by renewables by 2020. To help expand generation of sustainable hydroelectricity, EDF focuses on long-term water conservation, while protecting natural environments in the vicinity of its generating plants.
EDF manages 75% of the surface water in France. The Group works with local stakeholders to share the resource and use it responsibly. EDF is also involved in long-term conservation, which is affected by global warming.