EDF Renewables is a world leader in renewable energy electricity. We are mainly focused on wind and solar photovoltaic power. We develop, build and operate clean energy power plants in over 20 countries for ourselves as well as for third parties.
EDF Renewables operates primarily in Europe and North America, and is growing in regions such as Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the Middle East. We also have strengths in offshore wind power and other areas of the renewable energies industry such as energy storage.
By June 2020, EDF Renewables had a gross installed capacity of 13 287 MW worldwide, with a net installed capacity standing at 8 184,9 MW and gross capacity under construction of 8 869 MW.
Wind, Solar and Storage
We have completed four windfarms for the REIPPP:
EDF Store and Forecast – an EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary
EDF Renewables’ project development team is responsible for the origination, development and/or acquisition of clean energy projects across Southern Africa.
Projects are designed for purpose: from 30 MW for captive or embedded plants up to multi-100 MW for utility offtake.
After conducting preliminary desktop feasibility studies to identify a potential site, EDF Renewables engages in negotiations with landowners and conducts site visits.
Once landowners are contractually committed to the project, the necessary feasibility studies are carried-out by experts (in-house and external) and the permits and licenses required to build and operate the project are applied for and secured.
Feasibility studies for a wind farm include: bird and bat monitoring programmes, Environmental Impact Assessments, a wind measurement campaign, geotechnical studies, Rezoning, grid integration studies etc.
Throughout the process, EDF Renewables engages actively with all relevant stakeholders, so as to create a mutually beneficial relationship throughout the lifetime of its projects.
Since 2009, EDF Renewables has developed expertise to secure land rights on private, municipal and community owned land.
Battery Storage: Through EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary EDF Store and Forecast, EDF Renewables can offer utility-scale battery storage solutions either as stand-alone or integrated into a renewable energy project (hybrid solution).