Generating energy

We build and run wind farms across the UK, and we run a large fleet of low carbon nuclear power stations and a smaller fleet of coal and gas stations.

We are building a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point and are planning a second at Sizewell.

To find out which reactors at our eight nuclear power stations are in service and what they are generating, click here (updated on weekdays).

Wind farm

Renewable energy

EDF Renewables is a joint venture between EDF Renewables Group (EDF’s global renewable business) and EDF.  

We’re one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, owning 35 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe.

Nuclear New Build

We strongly believe that nuclear has a key role to play in providing reliable, low carbon and affordable energy to the UK, helping to meet future demand. That's why we are investing in Nuclear New Build projects.

Find out more about nuclear power

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Visit a power station

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic all station tours have been suspended for the rest of 2020. Our Exhibition Centres are either closed during this time or have limited opening arrangements, with a requirement to book. Further information can be found for each location on the 'plan your visit' section by clicking the tab below.

Nuclear power

Nuclear energy is low-carbon, reliable and works whatever the weather. Around 20% of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations.

Latest news and community updates

Format: 29/09/2020
Format: 29/09/2020
Sizewell B power station
Friday, January 31, 2020

EDF statement on capacity market auction (T-3 2022/23)

The capacity market is a Government scheme designed to ensure that there is sufficient capacity to ensure the security of electricity supply in Great Britain in future years. The latest auction – designed to secure capacity for three years ahead - cleared today at £6.44/kW, which represents very good value for electricity customers.

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Every year we must publish details of the fuel sources that have been used to generate the electricity we supply to our customers. The information in the table below covers our supply licence for EDF Energy Customers Ltd for the period from April 2019 to March 2020.

Our customers' electricity is sourced from our own UK power stations, the wholesale energy market and other independent power generators.  We are a major supporter of independent renewable generators.

 CoalGasNuclearRenewableOtherCO2 g/kWhRadioactive waste g/kWh
EDF Energy's fuel mix3.5%9.3%66.6%20.5%0.1% 700.0047
Contribution to our carbon emissions49%49.3% 0.0%  0.0%1.7%  
UK average fuel mix3.9%39.4% 16.6% 37.9% 2.2% 1980.0012

The figures for the UK average fuel mix are provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Depending on the tariff you are on, the fuel source and the carbon emissions associated with the generation of your electricity may vary.

Product Table

Fuel typeNuclear (1)Renewable (2)OtherCO2 g/kWhCarbon balancing of residual emissions (3)
Residential  tariffs100%  0
SME tariffs100%  0
Bue for Business tariff100%  0
Renewable tariffs 100% 0
Other tariffs  9.15% coal
19.07% gas
71.5% nuclear
0.28% other
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(1) Nuclear: At the end of each fuel mix reporting year we’ll make sure we’ve have enough nuclear generation declarations to match the total volume of electricity supplied to all of our customers on zero carbon nuclear backed tariffs

(2) Renewable: At the end of each fuel mix reporting year we’ll make sure we have purchased enough renewable electricity or allocated enough renewable energy guarantee of origin certificates to match the total volume of electricity supplied to all of our customers on tariffs labelled as renewable.

(3) Carbon balancing: At the end of each fuel mix reporting year we’ll make sure we have allocated enough carbon emission reduction certificates to completely offset any residual emissions identified in the ongoing operation of all our annual nuclear and renewable generation to bring net emissions to zero.

The zero-carbon electricity that we buy for Residential, SME, Blue for Business or Renewable tariffs and products is supplied into the National Grid. Customers receive that electricity through the National Grid, not directly from zero-carbon generators.

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