EDF Group has a worldwide recognised expertise in hydroelectricity power, from project development to construction and operation and maintenance of the assets. With its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles, the Group is present in wind energy and solar power.
In Morocco, EDF has participated in the construction of the Afourer pumped-storage power station, located 200 km far from Casablanca, down the Atlas mount. A flexible and ecological way to produce and store electricity.
EDF provides also technical assistance and conception engineering for the recommissioning and remote control of the Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE) hydroelectricity power plants.
EDF takes part, with the Cameroonian Government and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to the construction and operation of the hydroelectricity power plant Nachtigal, located on the river Sanaga, 65 km north-east from Yaoudé. News on Nachtigal.
EDF, in consortium with ISL, is providing feasibility studies for three new plants in Cote d’Ivoire, located downstream the Soubré dam, in the centre of the country.
The Société d’Eau et d’Electricité du Gabon (SEEG) entrusted EDF for pre-project studies about the Kinguélé Aval dam.
Wind energy and solar power
In South Africa, the local subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, Innowind, awarded a contract for the construction of four wind farms within the framework of the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement programme (REIPP). At this time, the wind farms of Grassridge (59,8 MW), Chaba (21 MW) and Waainek (23,3 MW) are in operation, as well as the wind farm of Wesley (33 MW) is under development.
In Morocco, EDF Group has built the Koudia Al Baida (50 MW) wind farm near Tetouan and is developing the Taza wind farm (150 MW) with a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ONEE in 2013.
In Egypt, EDF Energies Nouvelles signed three agreements for the development of projects in wind power and solar energy in partnership with the Egyptian El Sewedy Electric Group as well as the future funding of solar projects.
EDF took also part of the construction of the Kathial solar farm (Senegal) within its off-grid electricity projects.
To recover all the natural resources of a land, EDF, through its subsidiary Dalkia, develops also biomass projects. In Cote d’Ivoire, EDF develops with SIFCA, Ivorian agro-industrial, the most important energy plant powered by residue from its palm oil activity: Biovéa