EDF Energy’s powerful fundraiser for local school
West Burton and Cottam power station workers hope to raise hundreds of pounds for a Misterton Primary School in the annual ‘Power Surge’ charity race taking place on October 15th.
Now in its’ fourth year the Power Surge will start at West Burton B and follow a 10K course through Sturton le Steeple, along country lanes down to the River Trent and finish back at the power station. There is a 3K fun run open for those keen to take on a shorter route.
EDF Energy employee Leslie Gudalajtys, based at West Burton and one of the organisers of the power surge event, said: “The power surge is all about joining in and having fun and raising money for a local school. We always have a great turn out and make sure we set up the route so that people can enjoy running through the beautiful countryside that surrounds the power stations.
“The event is only possible because of our close link with Retford Athletic Club, and the help of volunteers from the power stations and the local school, who marshal the event. This really is an opportunity for EDF Energy to give something back to its neighbours, and the result is a friendly event that encourages families to get up and run about a bit.”
Anyone that wants to compete in the Power Surge should register on
EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.
It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.
EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.
The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.
The Better Plan is EDF Energy's framework for being a sustainable and responsible energy business and is an integral part of EDF's 2030 vision to be the efficient, responsible electricity company, and champion of low-carbon growth. The Better Plan is underpinned by comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.
EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.
To find out more about the UK's energy challenges visit: www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/