EDF has been present in Germany for more than 40 years. Today, the Group has around 4,200 employees and 100 researchers working in a wide range of specialities across the country. Our overarching mission is to contribute to the German energy transition, known as the “Energiewende”, through renewable energies, battery storage systems, smart energy & flexibility services and innovation.

Building an ecosystem for clean energy

Germany is one of world’s major renewable energy economies, and EDF is particularly active in wind and hydropower, with a joint portfolio of around 850 MW under management. Through EDF Renewables we specialise in designing, constructing and operating large-scale wind farms. We also contribute to Germany’s clean energy future by creating customised energy storage solutions and developing green hydrogen infrastructure projects.

4,200

employees

100

researchers

281
GWhe

generated in 2019

Active on multiple fronts

We are a key player in the transformation of Germany’s urban energy, providing solutions for energy efficiency and smart cities, as well services for digitalisation and flexibility. By working with local stakeholders, start-ups and other EDF subsidiaries, we serve customers across the industry, as well as the retail and real estate sectors. We also represent the Group in German political and economic circles.

Timeline

2019 - EDF Germany buys a 33.3% stake in Hypion GmbH, a company specialising in hydrogen-related projects

2019 - EDF fully acquires the German company Energy2market (e2m), specialising in the aggregation of renewable energy production and local flexibilities

2018 - EDF buys a 21.7% stake in McPhy, a specialist in hydrogen production, storage and equipment, to develop carbon-free hydrogen

2016 - EDF Invest and the Dutch fund DIF jointly acquired northwest German gas grid Thyssengas

2013 - EDF and EnBW complete extension work on Germany’s largest run-of-river hydropower plant in Iffezheim

1978 - EDF begins operating in Germany: Inauguration of the Rhine hydropower plant Iffezheim, which is owned equally by EDF and EnBW through a 50/50 joint venture