Nuclear energy: the linchpin of safe and competitive electricity generation without CO2 emissions
Within a period spanning less than 20 years, EDF has built upauniqueand competitive nuclear fleet in France, this fleetplayinganinstrumental role in securing the country’s energy supply :58reactorsmaking up a total installed capacity of 63.1 GW andaccountingfor morethan 85% of the electricity generated by EDF.
Construction of the first EPR (European Pressurized water Reactor) in Flamanville, France
In less than 20 years, EDF has built up an unparalleled nuclear powergeneration capacity which helps to safeguard the country’s energysupply: 58 reactors with a total installed capacity of 63.1 GW provide more than 85% of the electricity generated by EDF and rank France asthe second largest electronuclear power generator in the worldbehindthe United States.
EDF, a responsible actor in nuclear waste management
EDF Group, one of the energy leaders in Europe, is an integrated energy utility engaged in the production, transportation and distribution of electric power, as well as in energy trading and sale. EDF Group is the largest electricity producer in Europe, and 95% of its electricity production in France is carbon-free and stems from nuclear and hydropower operations. 88% of its electricity production in France comes from nuclear plants. As with any industrial activity, the production of electricity from nuclear power generates waste. EDF handles the resulting radioactive waste safely, rigorously and vigilantly.
Ocean energy: a new source of renewable energy for safe, CO2-free electricity production
The EDF Group is developing production resources in France that use allenergy sources - nuclear, fossil-fuel burning (coal, heating oil,natural gas) and renewable energy (hydraulic, solar, wind and biomass).
EDF and the worldwide revival of nuclear energy
The international community is currently faced with a steady rise in electricity consumption around the world, as well as with the vital struggle against the greenhouse effect in an energy market characterised by longstanding high oil prices, and with the expected depletion of hydrocarbon supplies. Against this backdrop, a growing number of countries believe that nuclear energy may provide a solutionto future energy needs.