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We're busy generating more British zero carbon electricity than anyone else

Rising wholesale gas costs around the world have seen energy prices skyrocket, especially in Britain where we import most of our gas.

That's why we're busy generating more zero carbon electricity than anyone from wind, nuclear and solar - to reduce our reliance on energy imports, help keep future costs down and cut UK carbon emissions. 

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We're the biggest generator of zero carbon electricity, generating 18.4% of the UK's energy supply. Click 'read more' to see the fuel mix table.

 

UK Fuel Mix disclosure information, published by Government Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, recognises electricity from wind, solar and nuclear fuel produces zero carbon dioxide emissions at the point of generation.

The zero-carbon electricity purchased is supplied to the National Grid. Customers receive electricity via the National Grid, not directly from zero-carbon generators.

The below table summarises zero-carbon generation by company demonstrating EDF generating 18.4%. The data supporting the table below and the % values is sourced from a mixture of industry settlement data and the UK government renewable obligation database.

Company Onshore wind / offshore wind / solar / biomass / hydro TWh 2022 % of total zero carbon generation
EDF 30.9 18.4%
Drax 12.3 7.3%
RWE 11.2 6.7%
Orsted 11.0 6.6%
SSE 7.9 4.7%
Scottish Power 7.5 4.4%
Centrica 7.5 4.4%
Greencoat 4.7 2.8%
Other generators 74.7 44.6%

Sources: 

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero's Fuel Mix Disclosure Data Table states that Nuclear and Renewables produce 0 carbon dioxide emissions (relating only to generator emissions in the operational phase and does not include emissions related to the fuel supply chain or maintenance activities)
  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero Energy Trends 5.1 for total UK zero carbon electricity supplied in 2023
  • UK zero carbon generation output figures by company from company reports
  • EDF generation in the UK is currently located in GB

 

What we're doing to help Britain achieve Net Zero 

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Wind

We're one of the UK and Ireland's leaders in developing wind projects. EDF Renewables now has 36 wind farms (34 onshore and 2 offshore) with 2GW of onshore wind in he development pipeline. 

Nuclear

EDF currently has five operational nuclear reactors in service, and our nuclear power stations have generated enough electricity to power all homes in the UK for 18 and a half years.

Hinkley Point C in Somerset will provide electricity for around 6 million homes and create thousands of job. Sizewell C will be an almost identical replica of Hinkley Point C and could save 9 million tonnes of CO2 a year.

Renewable energy - solar panels

Solar

EDF Renewables is building our first large scale solar project in the UK. The 49.9 MW solar farm will be capable of generating enough electricity for 16,100 households a year. Plus we're building solar panels on the roofs of a number of Tesco's largest stores in England which will supply them directly with renewable power.

The current energy crises, driven by soaring global gas prices and the war in Ukraine is increasing energy costs for customers and energy suppliers alike. We're proud to be working to create energy security for Britain and helping prevent future energy crises, without costing the earth. Our investment in Britain's own wind, nuclear and solar energy is a major part of the UK Government's Energy Security Strategy.

We're busy helping Britain get on the road to net zero

With our GoElectric Overnight tariff, everyone can charge up their electric vehicles for under £10(1).

  • Charge up for just 9p/kWh for 5 hours off peak every night(2)
  • Save cash and carbon while you sleep(3)
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Why choose an EV

Electric cars are better for a number of reasons. As well as helping us go low-carbon, they're cost efficient, comfortable and provide a great performance.

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What's the cost of electric cars?

Find out what an electric car costs to buy and charge – upfront and over a lifetime. If you have a particular car in mind, we'll help you work out how much it'll cost to run.

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How do electric cars work?

There are different types of electric cars (EVs), from hybrids to pure electric. Read about how electric cars work and find a car that suits your lifestyle.

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