For 70 years, EDF has been designing, building, renovating and operating one of Europe's largest hydroelectric plants. What we needed to claim a unique international expertise.
Hydroelectric production : technical and environmental know-how
On a technical level, EDF's two hydroelectric engineering units are involved in the entire production chain, both upstream (feasibility studies, construction, rehabilitation, etc.) and downstream (operation, monitoring of hydro-meteorological forecasts, etc.). On an environmental level, EDF specialists provide expertise in hydrology, sedimentology, the conservation of rivers, and aquatic biology.
Developing and modernising the hydroelectric fleet
In mainland France, EDF is seeking to increase the performance of existing power plants by modernising them (€370 million invested in 2018), while also developing storage capacity and small hydroelectric plants.