EDF Pulse Africa Winner

Published on March 8, 2024

On Thursday 7 March 2024, the EDF Pulse Africa Awards ceremony took place in Paris, rewarding the winners of the 5th edition, in the presence of Luc Rémont, Chairman and CEO of the EDF Group.

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Oasis Battery Energy Storage Projects, South Africa: NERSA Licence Applications for Public Review

EDF is thrilled about being awarded three battery energy storage system projects totalling 257 megawatts/1024 megawatt-hours as part of South Africa's Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (BESIPPPP).

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EDF Pulse Southern Africa Tour winner

Published on 23/10/2023

As part of the Pulse Africa tour, SeaH4 PTY Ltd wins the Southern African stage of the EDF Pulse Africa Tour competition in Pretoria this Thursday, October 18.

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EDF Pulse Africa: supporting entrepreneurs, key players in energy development

With the EDF Pulse Africa Awards, EDF is supporting the entrepreneurial dynamic in Africa with the aim of identifying new partners and stimulating the development of innovative, low-carbon and local energy solutions.


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6km walk for water

Published on 12/07/2023

On 27 June 2023, EDF South Africa was involved in this great project which has already thrilled nearly 2,000 employees of the EDF group, including 106 colleagues from our subsidiaries in the Middle East and 296 from NTPC in Laos.

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Green Transition Challenge

Published on 15/06/2023

EDF brought together European and African startups, entrepreneurs, and companies with groundbreaking energy projects to develop innovative solutions for a more sustainable future in both continents. The winner of the challenge won a spot in EDF Pulse Africa Program.

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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.

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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.

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EDF and SCATEC committed for the development of Mpatamanga hydroelectric plant in Malawi

Published on the 27/09/2022

On the 6th of September 2022, at the end of a tender process launched in 2020, the consortium of EDF and SCATEC signed a binding agreement with the Government of Malawi and the IFC to undertake the co-development of the Mpatamanga hydropower plant.

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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.

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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.

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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.