EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and its largest producer of low-carbon electricity.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, one of Europe's largest energy groups, we generate around one fifth of the UK's electricity and employ around 15,000 people. We supply electricity and gas to around 5.5 million residential and business customers, making us the biggest supplier of electricity by volume.
The company is organised into the following business units:
Nuclear Generation operates eight nuclear power stations in the UK with a combined capacity of over 9 million kilowatts – electricity that is vital to the UK economy.
Nuclear New Build is tasked with the delivery of the new generation of nuclear plants in line with EDF’s global programme of producing safe, affordable, reliable, low-carbon electricity in the UK.
Energy Sourcing and Customer Supply runs power stations and wind farms, buys and sells power to meet future generation and customer needs and deals with all our energy customers.
We think continual environmental improvement is as important as any other business objective. We’ve implemented ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems in many of our power plants to help achieve this.
As we use coal and gas to produce electricity in this country, any changes we make will make a big difference to the UK’s carbon footprint. We know that millions depend on us to provide reliable, affordable energy. For this we need a diverse range of energy sources, including renewables and nuclear power. We also provide ways for our customers to play their part too. Using energy more efficiently is the surest way to reduce costs to our customers and to the planet.
25 February 2011 | Energy, Finance & The Green Economy, Carbon management, Policy & Legislation
The London Eye energy reformer will use “the emotional power” of mega events like the royal wedding and the 2012 Olympics to “inspire millions of people to reduce their impact on the environment”.
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICY - EDF Energy
EDF Group is the world’s number one nuclear energy company and Europe’s number one hydro-power company. Our existing electricity generation fleet has the lowest carbon intensity of all major European energy companies. As we grow, climate change must be embedded into our decision-making process.