EDF secures major electricity supply contract in UK

The British Government Procurement Service has awarded EDF Energy, the UK subsidiary of EDF, an electricity supply contract that is said to be the UK’s largest by annual volume.

EDF Energy will supply an initial 30 TWh of electricity over four years to a wide range of public organizations across England and Wales, including the National Heather Service, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, Metropolitan Police, London Underground, the Highways Agency and other bodies across central and local government.

According to the company statement, the initial volume is equivalent to powering 2.3 million typical UK households over the same period.

The framework agreement follows a tendering process run by the GPS, which coordinates centralized procurement services for Central Government Departments and the wider public sector.

The contract also covers half-hourly metering, flexible purchasing, export arrangements, access to varying market indices, customer service and the ability to provide energy services.

Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy, said: “As the UK’s largest supplier of electricity to businesses and the leading generator of low carbon electricity, we have the expertise to support the government in its sustainability agenda, improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.”

EDF has published plans to build four new nuclear plants and has received permission from West Somerset district council to carry out new preparatory groundwork for Hinckley Point C power station.

Most recently, the company has filed applications to proceed to the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency, and if it were to go ahead, it would be the first nuclear power plant to be built in the country for over 20 years.

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