Our energy mix

EDF, world leader in low-carbon electricity generation

Graphic: EDF Group Energy Mix in 2022 - Details below


With 90%(1) of its electricity production decarbonized in 2022, the EDF group is pursuing its ambition to contribute to carbon neutrality by 2050.

In 2022, the carbon intensity of the electricity and heat produced by the EDF group stands at 50 gCO₂/kWh(2), a level approximately 5 times lower than the European average and more than 9 times lower than the world average(3).

Consolidated data at 31/12/2022.
(1) Direct CO₂ emissions related to production, excluding life-cycle assessment (LCA) of production means and fuel. Source: EDF Group's URD 2022 - page 9
(2) Source: EDF Group's URD 2022 – page 140
(3) Sources : Valeur 2021, EU-27, Agence Européenne de l’Environnement, Greenhouse gaz emission intensity of electricity generation by country, Oct ; 2022 / Valeur 2021, Agence internationale de l’énergie, World Energy Outlook 2022

Graphics: EDF SA Energy Mix in 2022 - Details down below

In France

In France(1), the electricity produced by EDF is 96% CO₂ free, thanks to nuclear power and renewable energies.

In 2022, EDF’s specific carbon emissions in France delivered the figure of 20 g/kWh(2) produced (vs 16 g/kWh in 2021), 14 times less than the European average for the sector(3).

Consolidated data at 31/12/2022.
(1) EDF Limited Company perimeter.
(2) Direct CO₂ emissions related to production, excluding life-cycle assessment (LCA) of production means and fuel.
(3) Value 2021, EU-27 European Environment Agency, Greenhouse gas emission intensity of electricity generation by country, Oct. 2022.

The energy sources in our mix

Nuclear energy

Clean, safe and competitive, nuclear power represents 86.8% of electricity produced by EDF in France. It underpins the French energy mix and ensures the country’s energy independence.

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Renewable energies

While relying on its nuclear base, EDF is counting on the growth of renewable energy sources (hydroelectric, solar, wind, etc.), whose capacity will increase by more than 70% between 2021 and 2030 to reach 60 GW net.

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