27 Jan 16
Corporate

EDF Energy welcomes NIA’s new Chief Executive

The appointment of Tom Greatrex as Chief Executive of the NIA is a positive step for the nuclear industry at a key time. Existing nuclear continues to deliver safe, reliable, affordable low carbon electricity to power millions of UK homes and businesses.  New nuclear projects, starting at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, remain the best source of the reliable, secure, affordable low carbon energy the UK needs.  The industry offers good opportunities to thousands of highly qualified staff.  The industry and the NIA will benefit greatly from Tom’s policymaking experience and credibility.

EDF Energy wishes to pay tribute to the contribution of Keith Parker, who is stepping down after 12 years. He has guided the NIA very ably and maintained its position as the respected voice of the civil nuclear industry in the UK. 

EDF Energy

EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity, producing around one-fifth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants. The company supplies gas and electricity to 6 million business and residential customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain.

EDF Energy’s safe and secure operation of its eight existing nuclear power stations at sites across the country makes it the UK’s largest generator of low carbon electricity. EDF Energy is also leading the UK's nuclear renaissance and has published plans to build four new nuclear plants, subject to the right investment framework.

These new plants could generate enough low carbon electricity for about 40% of Britain’s homes. They would make an important contribution to the UK’s future needs for clean, secure and affordable energy. The project is already creating business and job opportunities for British companies and workers.

Through Our Better Energy Ambitions, EDF Energy has developed one of the biggest environmental and social programmes of any British energy company.

In 2014 EDF Energy received seven ‘Big Ticks’ in the Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Awards. In 2013 EDF Energy received the Environmental Leadership for Behavioural Change Award in the national Environment and Energy Awards and was highly commended in the first ever pan European Corporate Social Responsibility Awards scheme for its Sustainable Schools programme – the Pod.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, one of Europe’s largest power companies. The company employs around 15,000 people at locations across the UK.

To find out more about the UK's energy challenges look at www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/