EDP recently signed up a new deal with the RATP, A French state-owned public transport operator. This partnership represents the many deals that EDF has securely acquired as it ventures into the renewable energy business. This deal involves the generation and supply of electric power to the public transport operator from five wind farm plants in France. The deal states that it is a three-year contract where EDF will supply electricity without any issue. The EDF and the French Public Transport partnership show France’s dedication to venture into the renewable business. And that the government is confident about renewable energy.
The first supply of electricity started in January, where EDF hopes to achieve a power capacity of 170 GWh from the Freyssenet Saint Martin Des Besaces, Longue Epine, Oupia, Vanault the Fonds de Fresne projects. This list indicates some of EDF’s top wind farm plants in France located in the Calvados, Herault, Somme regions, and Marne.
EDF has a target of 51GWh of power this year and 60GWh each in the coming two years. This percentage is almost 4% of the amount of power RATP consumes in its operation and management. This move represents France’s gradual steps as the country achieves the net-zero emission target and the transition to renewable energy.
The arm in EDF responsible for this project is the Agrgio, a subsidiary of the EDF Group whose primary focus is on optimizing the generation of renewable energy. In a recent report, Sophie Mazoue, RATP’s head of sustainable development, was fast to respond to the venture’s reason. She explained how the RATP Group is dedicated to reducing carbon emissions at its end in their activities. And this venture is a gradual way to introduce renewable power to the Group.
Sophie added that this first renewable electricity venture is solid evidence of the RATP’s group commitment to the energy transition and carbon neutrality. She talked about the company’s ambition to have 10% of their annual consumption produced is serviced by green electricity. On the other side, Nelly Recrosio, EDF key accounts director, claims that this partnership is a new stage for RATP as EDF supports its energy transition process and economic performance.
Nelly spoke about the EDF Group’s operation in France, where 98% of their operation are CO2 emission-free, and the products include over 20% in the renewable sector. And RATP Group wishes to make their operations free from CO2. This partnership between EDF and RATP Group is a venture with full potential, and if the results are according to plan, both companies will benefit from the joint venture. However, the future is a mystery, and we should be open to different possibilities.