EDF sales in UK drop despite surge in nuclear

EDF Energy announced that their sales in the UK have dropped by 7.6% down to €6.2 billion, for the first nine months of the year. The Big Six supplier says […]

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By Tom Gibson

EDF Energy announced that their sales in the UK have dropped by 7.6% down to €6.2 billion, for the first nine months of the year. The Big Six supplier says that despite huge growth in their nuclear power output, milder weather meant reduced demand for gas and electricity for their retail customers.

According to EDF, power from their nuclear fleet in the UK was 44 TWh, up 25.7% compared to the first nine months in 2010. Henri Proglio, Chairman and CEO of EDF said: “In the United Kingdom, where nuclear generation also increased markedly, the findings of the Weightman report underscored the high level of safety of our nuclear facilities.”

EDF Group’s sales over the first nine months of the year amounted to €47.2 billion, up 3.2% compared to the same period in 2010. During the first 9 months of 2011, France accounted for 57% of total sales.