- Published: Tuesday, 24 June 2014 09:55
- Written by Joseph
EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and its largest producer of low-carbon electricity. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, one of Europe's largest energy groups, we generate around one fifth of the UK's electricity and employ around 15,000 people.
We supply electricity and gas to around 5.5 million residential and business customers, making us the biggest supplier of electricity by volume.
The company is organised into the following business units:
- Nuclear Generation operates eight nuclear power stations in the UK with a combined capacity of over 9 million kilowatts – electricity that is vital to the UK economy.
- Nuclear New Build is tasked with the delivery of the new generation of nuclear plants in line with EDF’s global programme of producing safe, affordable, reliable, low-carbon electricity in the UK.
- Energy Sourcing and Customer Supply runs power stations and wind farms, buys and sells power to meet future generation and customer needs and deals with all our energy customers.
EDF Energy and the EDF group have been working in partnership with the University of Manchester to support resilient and cost effect nuclear energy.
The University of Manchester worked with EDF Energy to assess new environmentally friendly oils for use in power transformers.
EDF Energy Campus is working towards launching its Nuclear Theory Fundamentals programme for postgrads and employees embarking on the PWR Operator Programme.