A key player in France
In France, EDF Renewables is a leading player in the development of onshore and offshore wind capacity, marine energy and solar (power plant and distributed rooftop) energy.
EDF Renewables has developed or acquired more than 80 wind farms and more than 20 large solar power plants. More recently, the company acquired a position in renewable marine energy (bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind, tidal current).
In France, the Group currently operates nearly 2 GW of installed capacity and has 751 MW of projects under construction. Thus EDF Renewables is expanding in several segments:
The company confirms its position as a sector leader with more than 1 GW of wind capacity in operation. EDF Renewables supports local authorities’ development projects and undertakes to deliver high-quality installations.
Mont des Quatre Faux project, located in the Ardennes region (north-east), is one of the most ambitious wind farm currently under development in France.
Take a virtual reality tour to visit Montagne Ardéchoise wind farm in south France.
The company is also a leader in the development of offshore wind energy with three major projects, Fécamp, Courseulles sur Mer and Saint Nazaire, totalling about 1.5 GW.
For several years, EDF Renewables has been developing new expertise in renewable marine energy, with a pilot floating wind farm project planned off Fos sur Mer in southeastern France.
In the photovoltaic solar segment, activity is resuming in solar plants, following strong development between 2008 and 2012. In rooftop solar, the company works through its subsidiary EDF ENR Solaire which has extensive operations in France with more than 15,000 residential and 900 business site installations.
Through its European subsidiary EDF EN Services, headquartered in France, the Group is also a recognized player in the operation and maintenance of wind farms and solar power stations with 3 GW in management in France and 18 maintenance antennas spread over the territory.
An operation-maintenance partner in excellence
Through its European subsidiary EDF EN Services, headquartered in France, the Group is also an acknowledged player in the operation and maintenance of wind farms and solar plants, with 1.7 GW under management in France and 18 maintenance locations throughout the country.
Visit the dedicated EDF EN Services pages to find out more about the services and expertise.
The EDF Group “Solar Power Plan”
Led by EDF Renewables, this plan aims to grow the Group’s photovoltaic solar installed capacity in France to 30 GW between 2020 and 2035.
One way of achieving this goal is by multiplying utility-scale projects in France while maintaining the existing schemes. The EDF Group brings full support, by providing available land near its power plants. We will also be working together with the public authorities to identify suitable parcels of land for the construction of new solar facilities.
“The Solar Power Plan is of an unparalleled scale and marks a real turning point in EDF’s development of solar power capacity. It is a concrete illustration of the goals outlined in the Group’s CAP 2030 strategy, which was initiated in 2015 and aim to double the Group’s installed renewable energy capacity by 2030. EDF now has a new roadmap in renewables for the next fifteen years”. Jean-Bernard Lévy, EDF Chairman and Chief Executive
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