Overview

EDF Energy Renewables – a joint venture between EDF Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles – uses the natural, renewable resource of the wind to provide the UK with competitively priced, low carbon energy. By 2020, the current UK Government wants 15% of the UK’s energy to come from renewables, and the Scottish Government is aiming for 100%. Combining the experience and expertise of both companies, EDF Energy Renewables is in the perfect position to support and drive the country’s new generating capacity – helping to meet the country’s growing demand for safe, low carbon energy.

Our projects

  • Redcar (offshore) in the county of Teesside, 27 turbines under construction with expected generation of 2.3MW each, 80m tower height, total height 126m. Commissioning date July 2013
  • Fallago Rig in Duns in the Scottish Borders, 48 turbines under construction with expected generation of 3MW each. Commissioning date March 2013
  • Glassmoor Ext in Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire, 6 turbines under construction with expected generation of 2.05MW each. Commissioning date March 2013

Renewables details

The process

We deliver new renewables through a number of potential technologies, though our main focus is on onshore and offshore wind. And since we’re an integrated operator, we’re involved at every stage of a project: development, construction, production, and operation and maintenance of wind farms.

Development

We’re experienced in all areas of this important early stage: from site selection and technical feasibility studies to review of project impact and advantages, public consultation and liaison with local authorities.

Construction

During this phase we procure supplier services, buy equipment, and partner with our supply chain and other experts to design, construct and deliver the work. Thanks to the expertise of our parent company Energies Nouvelles, we can source the best turbine model for each site and use their worldwide buying power to keep our costs down.

Power generation

Electricity generated by our wind farms feeds into the regional and national grid networks through a connection at an existing or purpose built substation.

Operations and Maintenance

As operators of all our wind farms, we can make sure that wind farm efficiency is optimised throughout its life cycle. And we do it through 24/7 supervision of plant production, production follow up and analysis, and ongoing inspection and maintenance.

Working here

A comparatively small company within the EDF Group, EDF Energy Renewables started life with 12 people. Now there are around 100, made up of Area Managers, Engineers, and Technicians.

Joining the team, you’ll benefit from knowledge sharing across different parts of the EDF Group, and also get to work on joint ventures with other EDF companies.