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EDF rebrands its renewables business

Source: EDF.

Source: EDF.

French utility giant EDF has rebranded its renewable business as EDF Renewables.

More than 20 companies that had operated under the old EDF Energies Nouvelles banner will become part of the new identity. This includes distributed energy, utility-scale development, asset optimisation and O&M services.

The company operates in more than 20 non-French speaking countries.

In the UK the company’s portfolio includes 32 onshore and two offshore wind farms as well as one of the country’s largest battery storage systems, the 49MW West Burton unit.

EDF was one of a handful of companies to win a contract with National Grid in August 2016 to provide Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) services to help balance supply and ensure reliability for customers. 

The utility recently told Clean Energy News that the project would be operational "before the summer" and was one of at least three battery projects it plans to launch this year, with a second 48MW UK battery in planning at Lackenby near Middlesborough. 

“We are already united in our goals to bring costs down for consumers through investment and innovation,” said Matthieu Hue, CEO of EDF Renewables in the UK.

“With the increase of renewables globally, we will continue to develop a diverse, reliable, affordable low carbon energy mix for customers and industry for decades to come,” he added.

The company has a 10GW North America portfolio including wind, solar and storage.