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EDF Energy secures capacity auction agreements

The following EDF Energy generating units have secured one year capacity agreements from October 2021 to September 2022 at a price of £8.40/KW:

  • Nuclear power stations at: Dungeness B, Sizewell B, Hinkley Point B, Heysham 1, Heysham 2, Hartlepool, Torness, Hunterston B
  • West Burton B Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power station

The capacity market has been designed by Government to make sure that there is sufficient electricity available at times of peak demand. It promotes investment in new and existing generation, interconnectors, demand-side response and electricity storage.  Competition between a range of technologies in capacity auctions helps to ensure good value for customers.

In this auction EDF Energy also secured agreements for a total of 32.1MW of demand side response. This involves business customers being incentivised to reduce consumption at times of high demand.

EDF Energy also secured one year agreements for the following generating units from October 2018 in the top-up auction which ended on February 1:

  • Unit 3 at West Burton A coal power station.
  • 49MW battery storage unit at West Burton

For more information contact:

Sue Fletcher
Senior External Communications Manager - Generation
01452 653267
07736 727964

EDF Energy

EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.

It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.

EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.

The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.

The Better Plan is EDF Energy's framework for being a sustainable and responsible energy business and is an integral part of EDF's 2030 vision to be the efficient, responsible electricity company, and champion of low-carbon growth. The Better Plan is underpinned by comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.

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