Tag: EDF

EDF SVT customers face 10% hike in energy bills

EDF SVT customers face 10% hike in energy bills

EDF customers on standard variable tariffs (SVTs) face a 10% increase to energy bills from the 1st April after Ofgem increased its energy price cap, according to comparison website uSwitch.com. Gas and electricity bills are set to rise for 1.3 million EDF customers to £1,254, up £118, to the level […]

EDF denies ‘retreat’ from the UK

EDF denies ‘retreat’ from the UK

French energy giant EDF has denied reports that it was considering a retreat from the UK energy market because of the government’s energy policies. Last week, reports suggested EDF was “weighing options to distance itself from the British energy market”. Since then the French firm has reiterated its commitment to […]

EDF acquires 49% stake in Conergies Group

EDF acquires 49% stake in Conergies Group

French state-owned energy giant EDF has purchased a forty-nine percent stake, for an undisclosed sum, in Conergies Group. African firm Conergies Group is a leading energy group with over 130 projects across the continent, including in Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Benin and Guinea. The acquisition comes as EDF […]

EDF to test welding at Flamanville

EDF to test welding at Flamanville

French stated own energy giant EDF is set to make further tests on faulty weldings at Flamanville nuclear power plant. In a statement, EDF said: “EDF actively continues to implement the action plan on welds of the main secondary system announced on 25 July 2018. The ‘hot tests’ are now […]

French grid calls for restart of coal plants

French grid calls for restart of coal plants

French electricity grid operator RTE called for EDF to recommence operations at its Cordemais coal power plants following a strike, as cold weather closes in on Europe. Workers at the state-owned power plant went on strike on 11 January to protest against the government’s plans to phase out coal power […]

Further welding repairs may be needed at Flamanville

Further welding repairs may be needed at Flamanville

EDF’s flagship Flamanville nuclear power plant could need further work to its faulty weldings that have already cause delays to the project. In July it was announced that the project would face further delays and additional costs as a result of faults in 33 of the 148 inspected fuses at […]

Brexit could heighten UK energy bills

Brexit could heighten UK energy bills

Power firms in the UK have said that Brexit could force energy bills up as a result of barriers to trade that would threaten to increase the costs of importing gas and electricity to and from the continent. French energy giant EDF, Unilever and Britain’s energy industry body have grouped […]

UK energy suppliers to offer post-Brexit deals

UK energy suppliers to offer post-Brexit deals

The biggest energy suppliers in the UK are set to offer long term contracts to smaller UK providers without knowing what regulations will apply after Brexit, which an industry body has said will create higher costs for households and companies. As required by UK energy regulator Ofgem, October will see […]