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, coal and gas power stations, as well as combined heat and power plants and wind farms. The company supplies gas and electricity to more than 5.5 million business and residential customers and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in the UK.
EDF Energy’s 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, as well as the associated developments needed to support them in the local area, 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 sustainability commitments, EDF Energy has launched one of the biggest environmental and social programmes of any British energy company. EDF is the official energy utilities partner and sustainability partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Why EDF Energy is supporting the Big Innovation Centre
"EDF Energy is delighted to be supporting the Big Innovation Centre. Innovation is crucial to successful business and businesses working together to help the UK economy grow at this difficult economic time. We can play our part in developing a UK innovation hub, which will create new knowledge, increase skills and help build innovative networks both nationally and globally.
Sustainability is at the heart of our business and we believe that through such hubs we have the opportunity to join with like-minded companies where real development and learning can be found."
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