First step for EDF and its partner DPA on C&I activities in Kenya
Published on 21/10/2022
On Thursday, October 13 was laid the foundation stone of first 4 MW photovoltaic project of DEVKI, an Indian steel and cement manufacturer widely established in Kenya, on its Ruiru site.
EDF and the French Development Agency sign a FEXTE contract
Published on 15/09/2022
On the 25th of July, EDF signed a FEXTE contract (Fund for Technical Expertise and Experience Sharing) with the French Development Agency (AFD) and Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM). This tripartite contract aims to improve the performance of Mozambique's dispatching system and electricity network, following the blackout that affected the south of the country two years ago.
C&I customers : Distributed Power Africa and EDF extend partnership to South Africa
Published on 23/05/2022
Distributed Power Africa (DPA), a business of Cassava Technologies, and Électricité de France (EDF), a world-leading electricity company, entered into a partnership to develop hybrid energy solutions for businesses in South Africa.
KES celebrates its 10-years business in South Africa
Published on 02/04/2022
Founded in 2002, Kukhanya Energy Services (KES) celebrates this year its 20th anniversary, an opportunity to look back on its successful activities. KES is actually EDF oldest off-grid JV and took an active part in EDF development on the off-grid market. Since 20 years, KES has been commercializing Solar Home Systems in Kuazulu Natal and Easter Cape, with the ambition to support electrification of South Africa’s remote rural areas.
Stay tuned and meet us in June 2022 to properly celebrate KES 20th anniversary!
REIPP bid : EDF Renewables wind farm ambitions keep on growing
Published on 15/11/2021
In October 2021, EDF Renewables was awarded 3 out of 25 projects announced in the Bid Window 5 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP), out of the 39 projects received. When complete, the Coleskop, San Kraal and Phezukomova Energy Facilities (140 MW each) will supply electricity to 420,000 local people in Umbsobomvu Local Municipality.
EDF Pulse Africa Tour - EDF Pulse settles in South Africa and selects a candidate
Published on 10/11/2021
Since 2017, EDF has developed its Innovation Award EDF Pulse in Africa, with the ambition to support and assist African innovators acting for energy development in their countries.
For its 4th edition, EDF Pulse Africa organized seven selection sessions in seven African countries to elect the Award finalists. The roadshow EDF Pulse Africa Tour stepped by Johannesburg on October 2021 to audition the X candidates coming from South Africa.
The jury eventually decided to award Jérome Yasbek, Helix Power CEO, for its hydropower energy project. Helix Power develops hydro-kinetic generators similar to grid-scale hydroelectric power plants but on a much smaller scale.
Next step for Jérome Yasbek: EDF Pulse Africa final in Paris in December!
The Umoyilanga project - First innovative hybrid project for EDF in South Africa
Published on the 04/04/2021
In March 2021, EDF Renewables in a consortium composed with its partner Perpetua Holding, won the Umoyilanga project in the Risk Mitigation IPP Procurement Programme (RMI4P), developed by the Government.
This innovative project will work as a virtual power plant, combining solar, wind and battery storage technologies to offer 75 MW of dispatchable power to the National Grid. This comprises a 77 MW wind farm on the coast in the south of SA, and a 138 MW solar power plant in the Northern Cape region, which benefits from the country best solar irradiation. Both power plants will be equipped with a battery storage system totalling 75 MW of power. The low-carbon electricity produced each year will help meet the electricity needs of 124,000 local people.