Who We Are

EDF Renewables South Africa is a locally based, fully integrated independent power producer that develops, finances, builds, owns and operates commercial renewable energy generation facilities.

EDF Renewables’ wide expertise in renewable energy technologies—including wind, solar PV, battery storage and hybrid solutions—stems from its parent company, EDF Renouvelables SA, the renewable energy arm of global utility EDF.

With offices located in Cape Town and Gqeberha, EDF Renewables provides oversight services for renewable energy projects by managing the projects and their commercial agreements over their entire life cycle.



Procurement (OEMs)

Construction Management

Project Management Excellence

High Quality Standards

Delivered On Time and
Within Budget

EDF Renewables has contributed 4 wind farms to the South African Renewable Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) including the Waainek, Chaba and Grassridge wind farms, which contribute 107.1 MW, and the recently completed Wesley-Ciskei wind farm which will contribute 34.5 MW to the grid on handover.

Our Values







HSE Policy

EDF Renewables (Pty) Ltd (“The Company”), a subsidiary of EDF Renouvelables (“EDF-R”) and registered under the laws of the Republic of South Africa (“South Africa”), develops, finances, builds, owns and operates commercial renewable energy generation facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The health and safety of employees, contractors and those affected by the Company’s operations, as well as the protection of the environment, form an integral part of the Company’s planning and decision making. The Company aims at conducting its business in an ethical manner, which strikes an appropriate and well-reasoned balance between the economic, social and environmental needs of the areas in which the Company operates.

As a subsidiary of EDF-R, the Company reflects the EDF group ambition to become a reference in health and safety, and a role model in respecting and protecting the environment. This is reflected in the following three goals: to reduce work-related accidents, to protect health, and to control the environmental impact of all our activities.

The Company is committed to:

Strengthen our health and safety organisation

Involve managers in the implementation of our health, safety and environmental policy

Empower employees so that health, safety and the environment become an essential component of professionalism

Share our objectives and culture with our contractors and suppliers

Improve well-being at work

This policy has been implemented in accordance with relevant legislation and shall be reviewed every three years.

Socio-Economic Community Development

Community development is a core part of all EDF Renewables projects, with the developments creating numerous jobs and resulting in key socio-economic development initiatives in the communities they are situated in. This is done under the Grassroots Youth Development (GYD) programme.

Depending on the performance of EDF Renewables’ 3 operational wind farms in the Eastern Cape, GYD spends approximately R6 million per year on Socio-Economic Development (SED) projects. View our Communities page for a glimpse of some of the key SED projects that have received funding from the GYD programme.