HOME
The Info List - EDF Energy


--- Advertisement ---



EDF Energy
EDF Energy
is an integrated energy company in the United Kingdom, with operations spanning electricity generation and the sale of gas and electricity to homes and businesses throughout the United Kingdom. It employs 13,331 people and handles 5.7 million customer accounts.[1] [2] [3]

Contents

1 History 2 No Dash For Gas
Gas
action 3 Electricity
Electricity
generation

3.1 Fossil fuel 3.2 Wind 3.3 Nuclear 3.4 Renewable energy 3.5 Carbon intensity

4 Sponsorship 5 Marketing 6 Distribution network operators 7 EDF Energy's main locations 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

History[edit] EDF Energy
EDF Energy
Customers (trading as EDF Energy) is wholly owned by the French state-owned EDF[4] (Électricité de France) and was formed in 2002 following the acquisition and mergers of SEEBOARD
SEEBOARD
Plc (formerly the South Eastern Electricity
Electricity
Board), London
London
Electricity
Electricity
Plc (formerly the London
London
Electricity
Electricity
Board or LEB), SWEB Energy
SWEB Energy
Plc (formerly the South Western Electricity
Electricity
Board) and two coal-fired power stations and a combined cycle gas turbine power station. In 2009, EDF Energy
EDF Energy
took control of the UK nuclear generator, British Energy, buying share capital from the government. This made EDF Energy one of the UK's largest generators,[3] as well as the largest distribution network operator. The Development Branch of EDF Energy
EDF Energy
was formed in April 2004, bringing together the separate infrastructure interests of what were LE Group, SEEBOARD
SEEBOARD
and SWEB. The focus for the Branch is development activity through the participation in major new infrastructure projects, largely in the public sector through Public-private partnership (PPP) and Private Finance Initiative
Private Finance Initiative
(PFI) type schemes. The Development Branch of EDF Energy
EDF Energy
was later dissolved in October 2006. The electricity distribution (or downstream) networks formerly known as EDF Energy
EDF Energy
Networks were sold in Nov 2010 to Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong Group (CKG), owned by billionaire Li Ka Shing. Later, EDF Energy Networks was renamed to UK Power Networks. In December 2014, EDF sold three small UK-based wind farms with a combine capacity of 73 megawatts to the China General Nuclear Power Group for an estimated £100 million.[5] In November 2017, EDF Energy sold its majority stake in five wind farms across Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire for £98 million.[6] No Dash For Gas
Gas
action[edit] In February 2013 EDF Energy
EDF Energy
sought an estimated £5 million in damages from environmental activists from the No Dash for Gas
Gas
campaign who occupied the EDF-owned West Burton CCGT power station in October 2012, and pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated trespass.[7][8] It is unusual in the UK for companies to seek damages from protesters.[9] Environmentalist George Monbiot, writing in the Guardian, said EDF was conducting a strategic lawsuit against public participation, "part of a global strategy by corporations to stifle democracy", and predicted the "disastrous unintended consequences of an attempt at censorship" could result in the Streisand effect
Streisand effect
and be comparable to the McLibel case.[10] The activists received support in the days since the case became public with over six thousand signatures on a supportive petition at Change.org
Change.org
within the first day, and over 64,000[11] by the time EDF dropped their lawsuit on 13 March 2013, saying that this was "a fair and reasonable solution" after the protesters had "agreed in principle to accept a permanent injunction which prevents them from entering multiple sites operated by EDF Energy".[12] Electricity
Electricity
generation[edit] Fossil fuel[edit]

Cottam Power Station

EDF owns two 2,000 MW coal-fired power stations, Cottam and West Burton, both located near Retford
Retford
in Nottinghamshire,[13] giving EDF the highest coal-fired generational capacity of any energy company in the UK.[14] It also owns the 790 MW Sutton Bridge CCGT power station,[15] and constructed a new 1,311 MW CCGT station at West Burton,which opened in 2011.[16] Wind[edit] EDF also owns and operates 3 wind farms, at Kirkheaton
Kirkheaton
in Northumberland
Northumberland
and the High Hedley Hope wind farm near Tow Law
Tow Law
in County Durham, and the Teesside
Teesside
Offshore Wind near Redcar, Teesside.[17] Nuclear[edit] Following the acquisition of British Energy
British Energy
in 2009, the EDF Energy portfolio includes eight nuclear power stations. They are seven AGR power stations (Dungeness B; Hinkley Point B; Hunterston B; Hartlepool; Heysham 1; Heysham 2 & Torness) and one PWR power station (Sizewell B) and total nearly 9000MW of installed capacity. In 2007 EDF announced its intention to construct up to 4 new EPR reactors;[18] two at Hinkley Point C (currently scheduled to start operation in 2025 [19]) and two at Sizewell C. EDF plans to build and operate the new plants through its subsidiary NNB Generation Company (NNB GenCo). In August 2014, the company announced it had shut down 4 of its 15 reactors for a period of eight weeks to investigate potential cracking in the boiler spine.[20] In February 2016, EDF announced that it would keep four of its UK nuclear plants open. Heysham 1 and Hartlepool will have their life extended by five years until 2024, while Heysham 2 and Torness will see their closure dates pushed back by seven years to 2030.[21] Renewable energy[edit] The Ecologist magazine[22] reported that in 2004 EDF Energy
EDF Energy
spent virtually nothing on the construction of new renewable energy generation. On their website EDF reports that it is currently investing GBP 2 million in Marine Current Turbines,[23] which use tidal power to generate electricity; however, these turbines are still at the research and prototype phase and EDF expect them to be operational "within the next five years" dependent upon "a successful pilot."[23] EDF also has several ongoing renewable developments in windfarms.[24] In 2007 EDF had an installed renewable energy generating capacity of 1.8MW, representing 0.08% of their total capacity of approximately 4,865MW.[25] In June 2008 EDF announced the formation of EDF Energy
EDF Energy
Renewables, a 50:50 joint venture with EDF Energies Nouvelles, with the stated intention of becoming a 'major force in the UK renewable energies market'.[26] In July 2009, Ecotricity
Ecotricity
started legal proceedings[27] against EDF Energy for the alleged misuse of the Green Union Flag logo, used to promote the Team Green Britain campaign. In 2013, the 62 MW offshore Teesside
Teesside
Wind Farm started operation.[28] Carbon intensity[edit]

Year Production (TWh) Emission (Gt CO2) kg CO2/MWh

2002 20 15.8 772

2003 23 17.5 776

2004 25 20.5 812

2005 23 18.5 807

2006 25 20.8 818

2007 26 21.1 826

2008 27 21.9 805

2009 72 23.8 330

See also: List of European power companies by carbon intensity Sponsorship[edit]

EDF Energy
EDF Energy
London
London
Eye

EDF Energy
EDF Energy
has sponsored several ITV shows, including Soapstar Superstar and City Lights. It also sponsored coverage of the 2006 World Cup in Germany (shared with Budweiser) and coverage of the 2007 Rugby World Cup (shared with Peugeot) Since 2005, EDF Energy
EDF Energy
has been the main sponsor of the EDF Energy
EDF Energy
Cup – the Rugby Union
Rugby Union
domestic cup for the 12 English Premiership clubs and the 4 Welsh regions – also known as the Anglo-Welsh Cup. In July 2007 EDF Energy
EDF Energy
was confirmed as another Level One sponsor for London 2012 with exclusive branding rights and Olympic team sponsorship for the 2008, 2010 and 2012 games as well as being the official energy provider. In August 2008 EDF Energy
EDF Energy
formed a partnership with The British Red Cross to help vulnerable people to get support during power failures.[29] In January 2011 EDF Energy
EDF Energy
took over sponsorship from British Airways of the London
London
Eye, on a 3-year deal renaming the London Eye
London Eye
as the EDF Energy London
London
Eye.[30] Marketing[edit] On 4 January 2008 EDF Energy
EDF Energy
began advertising on the television through ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and various Satellite channels. EDF Energy are using "It's not easy being green" as their slogan to target a new greener eco-friendly image.[31] In 2009, with Euro RSCG London, EDF Energy
EDF Energy
created the Team Green Britain campaign, in which Olympic athletes encouraged Britons to be more environmentally aware.[32] On 2 April 2012, EDF Energy
EDF Energy
launched an advert including their new mascot Zingy. Distribution network operators[edit] EDF Energy
EDF Energy
is an energy supplier for homes across the country. They do not however manage the network of towers and cables that distributes electricity - these are maintained by distribution network operators (DNOs) which vary from region to region. If, for instance, there is a power outage it is necessary to contact the appropriate DNO rather than the energy supplier. See entry on distribution network operator for a full list.[33] EDF Energy's main locations[edit] EDF Energy's main offices are located in London, Exeter, Crawley
Crawley
and Barnwood. See also[edit]

Energy portal Nuclear technology portal Renewable energy portal

Energy policy of the United Kingdom Energy use and conservation in the United Kingdom Green electricity in the United Kingdom

References[edit]

^ a b https://www.edf.fr/sites/default/files/contrib/groupe-edf/espaces-dedies/espace-finance-fr/informations-financieres/informations-reglementees/document-de-reference/edf-ddr_2016-en.pdf ^ "EDF Group 2007 Annual Report, PDF page 72" (PDF). EDF Group.  ^ a b "About British Energy". British Energy.  ^ "Shareholder Information". EDF Energy.  ^ "China's CGN to buy three small UK wind farms from EDF" (Press release). Reuters. 15 December 2014.  ^ "EDF sells majority stake in five UK wind farms". businessgreen.com. Retrieved 2017-11-21.  ^ Garvin, Daniel (21 February 2013). "How to occupy a power station: exclusive footage of No Dash For Gas
Gas
as they prepare to shut down the West Burton plant – video". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 March 2013. Environmental activists No Dash For Gas
Gas
occupied two 300ft chimneys at the EDF-owned gas-fired power station in West Burton, Nottinghamshire, in November 2012. Exclusive footage shows the group's meticulous preparation for the action. They closed the facility for eight days – the longest occupation of a power plant in the UK. Protesters reject government plans to invest heavily in new gas power stations and instead call for massive investment in renewables  ^ "Press release: EDF suing climate activists for £5 million - protesters face losing homes". No Dash for Gas. 20 February 2013. Archived from the original on 23 April 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2013. Following the week-long shut-down and occupation of EDF's West Burton gas-fired power station last October by campaign group 'No Dash for Gas', EDF has launched a civil claim for damages against the group and associated activists for costs the company claims to have incurred – a figure it puts at £5 million  ^ Ball, James (20 February 2013). "Activists claim police siding with power company EDF in lawsuit". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 February 2013. The action includes an injunction barring those named from the site, but – in an unusual move in the UK – also has a provision to recover damages, interest, and court costs from the activists. ... John Sauven, the executive director of Greenpeace ... "EDF's lawsuit represents the opening of a new front against peaceful protest"  ^ Monbiot, George (25 February 2013). "Will EDF become the Barbra Streisand of climate protest?". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 March 2013. The energy giant is part of a global strategy by corporations to stifle democracy. ... The Streisand effect, in other words, is blowback: disastrous unintended consequences of an attempt at censorship. ... The best-known example is Britain's famous McLibel case, in which McDonald's tried to sue two penniless activists. ... EDF might find itself in similar trouble.  ^ Read, Simon (14 March 2013). "Energy giant EDF drops lawsuit against climate change protesters after backlash". The Independent. Retrieved 14 March 2013. Campaigners claimed the climb down as a major victory after a backlash in which hundreds of customers deserted the company and 64,000 people signed an online petition.  ^ Ball, James (13 March 2013). "EDF drops lawsuit against environmental activists after backlash". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 March 2013.  ^ "Generating energy". Retrieved 25 October 2017.  ^ - Department of Energy and Climate Change
Department of Energy and Climate Change
'Digest of UK energy statistics' (DUKES) Archived 28 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Generating energy". Retrieved 25 October 2017.  ^ West Burton Combined Cycle Gas
Gas
Turbine Station, EDF Web Site ^ "Generating energy". Retrieved 25 October 2017.  ^ "EDF Group 2007 Annual Report, PDF page 74" (PDF). EDF Group.  ^ Point, Hinkley (2015-10-21). "Press release: Agreements in place for construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station". EDF Energy. Retrieved 2017-03-30.  ^ "Defect in UK nuclear plant boiler leads EDF Energy
EDF Energy
to shut four reactors". Business Sun. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.  ^ "EDF to keep four UK nuclear plants open for years longer - BBC News". Bbc.com. Retrieved 2017-03-30.  ^ "Green Electricity… Are you being conned". The Ecologist. 1 June 2005. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007.  ^ a b " EDF Energy
EDF Energy
powers Marine Current Turbine's First Commercial Prototype". EDF Website. 3 January 2006.  ^ "EDF Renewables Generation & Development". Performance Report 2005.  ^ "EDF Group 2007 Annual Report, PDF page 75" (PDF). EDF Group.  ^ " EDF Energies Nouvelles
EDF Energies Nouvelles
and EDF Energy
EDF Energy
to form joint venture in the United Kingdom". Retrieved 25 October 2017.  ^ "Exclusive: Ecotricity
Ecotricity
threatens legal action against EDF in green Union flag row". Retrieved 25 October 2017.  ^ Andrew Lee (30 April 2013). "First power from EDF's Teesside". Recharge. Retrieved 30 April 2013.  ^ "News - British Red Cross". www.redcross.org.uk. Retrieved 25 October 2017.  ^ EDF Energy
EDF Energy
website, accessed 7 August 2012 Archived 11 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Save today, Save tomorrow, EDF Energy". Retrieved 27 February 2013.  ^ "How to save energy ? - Electricity
Electricity
and Gas
Gas
Saving Tips". Retrieved 25 October 2017.  ^ "The GB electricity distribution network". Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

EDF Energy

v t e

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
power companies

Big Six suppliers

British Gas EDF Energy E.ON UK npower SSE Scottish Power

Distribution companies

Northern Powergrid SP Energy Networks Electricity
Electricity
North West Western Power Distribution Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution UK Power Networks

Transmission companies

National Grid Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission SP Transmission SGN

Other suppliers

The Co-operative Energy Ecotricity ESB International Extra Energy First Utility Good Energy Opus Energy Ovo Energy Telecom Plus Total Gas
Gas
& Power

v t e

Electricity
Electricity
generation in Greater London

Companies and organisations

Current

EDF Energy Hardy Oil and Gas Engie Energy International

Former

The Energy Group Pre-nationalisation electric power companies London
London
Electricity
Electricity
Board National Power

Power stations

Biomass

Active

Heathrow T2

Coal

Closed

Acton Lane Barking A, B + C Battersea Blackwall Point Brimsdown Brunswick Wharf Croydon A + B Deptford Fulham Greenwich Grosvenor Gallery Hackney Kingston Lots Road Neasden Stepney West Ham Woolwich

Gas

Active

Barking Citigen Croydon Enfield Greenwich Taylors Lane

Closed

Bulls Bridge

Future

Barking Reach (extension)

Incinerators/ Waste

Active

Belvedere Crossness Edmonton SELCHP

Closed

Shoreditch

Oil

Active

Greenwich (co-fired)

Closed

Bankside Belvedere Brunswick Wharf (co-fired) Lots Road

Wind

Active

Dagenham

v t e

Energy in the United Kingdom

Companies

Coal

Anglo American Asia Energy BHP ENRC Glencore Rio Tinto UK Coal

Oil and gas

Integrated

BP Royal Dutch Shell

Exploration and production

Afren BHP Cairn Energy Centrica Dana Petroleum Desire Petroleum Emerald Energy EnQuest Essar Energy Hardy Oil and Gas JKX Oil & Gas Melrose Resources Ophir Energy Perenco Premier Oil Regal Petroleum Rockhopper Exploration SOCO International Star Energy Tullow Oil

Supply

Greenergy Murco Petroleum

Support

Abbot Group AMEC Ensco Expro Hunting Petrofac Qserv Score Group Weir Group WesternGeco1 Wood Group

Utilities

Generation and supply

Integrated

Centrica EDF Energy1 E.ON UK1 RWE npower1 Scottish Power1 SSE

Generation

Drax Group Falck Renewables Horizon Nuclear Power1 International Power Vattenfall United Kingdom1 Vedanta Resources

Supply

The Co-operative Energy Ecotricity ESB International Extra Energy Firmus Energy First Utility Good Energy Green Energy LoCO2 Energy Opus Energy Ovo Energy Phoenix Natural Gas Telecom Plus

Distribution

Electricity

Electricity
Electricity
North West1 Northern Powergrid1 SP Energy Networks1 SSE Power Distribution UK Power Networks1 Western Power Distribution1

Gas

Cadent Gas Firmus Energy Northern Gas
Gas
Networks Phoenix Natural Gas SGN Wales & West Utilities1

Transmission

Electricity

National Grid2 Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission SP Energy Networks1

Gas

National Grid

Other

Aggreko APX Group Aquamarine Power Ecogen EnServe Geothermal Engineering Hi-Gen Power Mark Group Wavegen

Companies with headquarters and/or registered office in the UK but no applicable energy operations within the country shown in italics 1Ultimate parent company is not UK-based 2Integrated in the United States, no generation or supply activities in the UK

Energy sources

Coal

Coal
Coal
Authority Coal-fired power stations Coal
Coal
mines Coal
Coal
mining regions Confederation of UK Coal
Coal
Producers Greenhouse gas emissions History

Miners' strike National Coal
Coal
Board

Open-pit coal mining

Electricity

Association of Electricity
Electricity
Producers BritNed East–West Interconnector Energy switching services Economy 7 Economy 10 Electricity
Electricity
billing Green electricity Grid Trade Master Agreement HVDC Cross-Channel HVDC Moyle HVDC Norway–UK Isle of Man to England Interconnector National Grid

Control Reserve Service

New Electricity
Electricity
Trading Arrangements Power stations Timeline of the electricity supply industry

Nuclear

Advanced gas-cooled reactor Franco–British Nuclear Forum Magnox National Nuclear Laboratory Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Nuclear Liabilities Fund Nuclear power
Nuclear power
stations Office for Nuclear Regulation Sellafield United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Atomic Energy Authority

Oil and gas

BBL Pipeline Dash for Gas Forties pipeline system Fuel protests Gas
Gas
infrastructure Greenhouse gas emissions Hydrocarbon Oil Duty Oil and Gas
Gas
Authority National Transmission System Natural gas
Natural gas
fields Natural gas-fired power stations North Sea oil Oil & Gas
Gas
UK Oil fields Oil-fired power stations Oil infrastructure Oil refineries Petroleum
Petroleum
revenue tax

Renewables

Biofuels

Biodiesel Biofuel power stations National Non-Food Crops Centre Renewable Fuels Agency Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

Geothermal

Geothermal power stations

Hydroelectricity

Hydroelectric power stations Severn Barrage Wave farms

Solar power

 

Wind power

List of offshore wind farms List of onshore wind farms North Sea Offshore Grid Wind power
Wind power
in Scotland

Government and regulation

Organisations

Carbon Trust Cenex Committee on Climate Change Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department of Energy and Climate Change Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Energy Saving Trust Environment Agency Office of Gas
Gas
and Electricity
Electricity
Markets

Legislation and initiatives

Carbon Emission Reduction Target Climate Change Act 2008 Climate Change Agreement Climate Change Levy Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Display Energy Certificate Energy Act 2013 Energy Performance Certificate Fossil Fuel Levy Low Carbon Building Programme National Industrial Symbiosis Programme Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation Planning Act 2008 Renewable Heat Incentive Renewables Obligation United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Climate Change Programme

Non-governmental organisations

Charities and pressure groups

Ashden Award BioRegional Campaign against Climate Change Centre for Alternative Technology National Energy Action Stop Climate Chaos Tyndall Centre

Industry bodies

Combined Heat and Power Association Energy Institute Energy Networks Association Energy Retail Association Green Power Forum RenewableUK Utilities Intermediaries Association

Research

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology Energy Technologies Institute Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research NaREC Oil Depletion Analysis Centre Sunbury Research Centre UK Energy Research Centre

Energy conservation

Association for the Conservation of Energy British Energy
British Energy
Efficiency Federation Close the Door campaign Code for Sustainable Homes Double Glazing & Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme EcoHomes Energy efficiency in British housing Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving Trust Recommended

Greenhouse gas emissions HTB National Home Energy Rating

Category

v t e

Nuclear power
Nuclear power
in the United Kingdom

Energy in the United Kingdom Nuclear power

Companies

Current

EDF Energy Magnox
Magnox
Ltd Rolls-Royce Sellafield
Sellafield
Ltd Sheffield Forgemasters Urenco

New build operators

Horizon Nuclear Power NNB Generation Company NuGeneration

Defunct

British Energy British Nuclear Fuels British Nuclear Group Magnox
Magnox
Electric Nuclear Electric Scottish Nuclear

Organisations

Civil Nuclear Constabulary National Nuclear Laboratory Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Nuclear Industry Association Nuclear Institute Nuclear Liabilities Fund Office for Nuclear Regulation United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Atomic Energy Authority

Reactors

AGR

Dungeness B Hartlepool Heysham 1 Heysham 2 Hinkley Point B Hunterston B Torness

FBR (closed)

Dounreay

Magnox
Magnox
(closed)

Berkeley Bradwell Calder Hall Chapelcross Dungeness A Hinkley Point A Hunterston A Oldbury Sizewell A Trawsfynydd Wylfa

PWR

Active

Sizewell B

Planned

Hinkley Point C Moorside

Non-reactor sites

Capenhurst

uranium enrichment

Sellafield

Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant Windscale fire

Springfields
Springfields
(fuel manufacture) Winfrith
Winfrith
(research and development)

Anti-nuclear

Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment Energy Fair Stop Hinkley

Other

Franco-British Nuclear Forum Nuclear or Not? Nuclear Power and the Environment Nuclear power
Nuclear power
in Scotland Sustainable Development Commission Tier 1 – UK Nuclear Site Management & Licensi

.