EDF, the European leader in renewable energy, continues to extend its reach into Asia. The company – already recognised worldwide as a major player in low carbon energies – is committed to using its experience and expertise in green energy generation to expand the market for renewable energy in China, India and beyond.
Working to harness wind and solar power in India
EDF Group’s subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) is working on the development of solar and wind power facilities. EDF EN is well-placed to help deliver renewable energies to India through more than 300 MWc in operation or under construction in solar and wind portfolio in the Indian market.
EDF – leading the way in renewable energies in Asia
EDF holds a 40% stake in the Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC), which owns and operates the 1,070 MW Nam Theun 2 hydropower plant in Laos. Reflecting EDF’s commitment to renewable energies in Asia, NTPC signed a 25-year BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) contract with the government of Laos.
For 30 years, EDF has contributed its technical expertise to hydroelectric projects in China, including working on the 1,200 MW Conghua project and the 1,000 MW Yixing and Zhanghewan projects, the 6,300 MW Longtan hydropower station as well as providing valley management expertise and support at Yellow River and Lancang Jiang.
In addition, EDF in China has performed workshop inspections for equipments of the Three Gorges hydro power project.
640 GW of renewable energies in China in 2020