EDF Energy boss to step down after Hinkley win

The head of EDF Energy is to step down from his role later this year. Vincent de Rivaz, the longest serving Big Six boss, helped secure Hinkley Point C – Britain’s first new nuclear power station in a generation. He will be replaced by Simone Rossi, who currently leads the company’s international division, on 1st […]

EDF Energy boss warns nuclear still faces challenges

EDF Energy’s CEO Vincent de Rivaz has said the UK nuclear sector will face a number of challenges. His comments follow last week’s final go-ahead for the £18 billion nuclear project, Hinkley Point C. According to a report by the Telegraph, ministers want Hinkley to be the first of a number of new reactors in the […]

EDF boss Vincent de Rivaz claims Hinkley is historic for the UK

The government’s decision to give the final go-ahead to Hinkley Point C is “an historic moment that marks the relaunch of nuclear in Europe”. That’s the message of EDF Energy’s CEO Vincent de Rivaz following yesterday’s news from the Tory Administration to approve the first nuclear plant for a generation in Somerset. In July, Prime […]

EDF boss urges government to go ahead with Hinkley

The head of the EDF has called on the UK Government to give the go-ahead for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in Somerset. The plea from Vincent de Rivaz comes following the unexpected delay last month as new Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a review of the £18 billion project. Writing in the […]

EDF boss says TPIs must be held to account too

Vincent de Rivaz the CEO of EDF says brokers and price comparison sites must be scrutinised at the same level as suppliers. He made the comments in a written response to the chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee Angus MacNeil, who had written to all the Big Six suppliers asking about their sales […]

Brace for competition criticism warns EDF boss

EDF Energy’s chief executive warned the industry should brace itself for “critical comments” about the state of competition from regulators. Energy watchdog Ofgem, the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition and Markets Authority are publishing their review of competition in the energy market this month, tipped to be out tomorrow. Speaking at an event […]

Emergency response centre opens at Sizewell B

A new Emergency Response Centre (ERC) has opened at the Sizewell B nuclear power station. The centre contains back-up control systems to allow operators to command the station remotely if necessary, as well as emergency equipment, high pressure pumps and vehicles that could be sent out in the case of an extreme event (pictured). The […]

Fifth’s a charm? EDF price rise undercuts competitors

Today EDF Energy became the fifth of the Big Six energy companies to announce a winter price rise. The supplier shied away from sticking with a similar hike to those already seen over the last month. Its 3.9% rise for domestic customers which kicks in from 3 January 2013 is less than half of some […]

Davey wants "even lower" price for EDF's next nuclear plant

The UK’s Energy Secretary has told power generator EDF he wants an “even lower” price for future nuclear plants. Yesterday the Government and the supplier announced they have agreed on the strike price– that is, the level of payment for nuclear power from the plant under its Contracts for Difference mechanism. EDF will get £92.50 […]

Consent for Hinkley Pt C but nuclear plant’s future still unclear

A third reactor at Hinkley Point nuclear power station was given planning consent by Energy Secretary Ed Davey today, but many aspects of the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK since 1995 are still in doubt. Chiefly that means EDF Energy have yet to decide whether they want to pay […]