EDF is committed to the responsible production of thermal energy in Asia
To limit environmental impact, EDF China’s engineers are involved in high–performance thermal power stations in Asia, leading to less pollution than previous generation fossil fired power plants.
EDF is working in cooperation with local electricity generators on joint projects to develop more environmentally friendly thermal power plants in Asia. EDF holds 56.25% of Mekong Energy Company Ltd. (MECO), which owns and operates the 715 MW Combined Cycle gas fired power plant Phu My 2.2, commissioned in 2005.
EDF and China Datang Corporation joined forces in 2014 to build and operate a coal-fired power plant (2X1000 MW) in Fuzhou in China’s Jiangxi province. The plant is based on ultra–supercritical technology that ensures high efficiency while also reducing environmental impact. The joint venture is split between EDF (49%) and Datang (51%).
Since 2009 EDF has been a 35% shareholder in Datang Sanmenxia Power Generation Co., Ltd. (DSPC), a fossil fired power plant using supercritical technology with a total capacity of 2x600 MW.
EDF also has a 19.6% share of Shandong Zhonghua Power Company SZPC, the owner of three fossil fired power plants with a total capacity of 3060 MW. EDF’s involvement with SZPC represents the largest joint venture project ever developed in the Chinese power sector.