EDF signs a first for the global tourism industry sustainability deal


Uk’s largest clean energy producer EDF Energy has signed a 25-year deal with London Resort to make the resort one of the most sustainable parks in the world.

The deal includes EDF Energy:

  • Deliver renewable energy to resorts opening in 2024.
  • Ensure the park’s energy demands are met by 100% renewable energy generated onsite.
  • Install electric vehicle charging points and battery storage systems to help London Resort to achieve its net-zero goal.
  • EDF Energy will build, own and operate the solar plants, EV chargers and battery energy storage systems.

The agreement is believed to be a first for the global tourism industry.

PY Gerbeau, Chief Executive of London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), said: “The London Resort is committed to using low-carbon energy to power our park. Through working with EDF Energy we are exploring new and innovative ways of making the resort as sustainable and environmentally responsible as possible. This is a top priority for us, as it will be for our visitors long into the future”.

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Vincent de Rul, Director of Energy Solutions at EDF Energy, said: “We’re looking forward to working with the London Resort to create a bespoke low-carbon energy solution for one of the UK’s most exciting projects. This opportunity is unlike anything else currently being developed and this gives us scope to do something new with the latest technologies available.”

About the London Resort:

  • The UK’s largest theme park and the largest entertainment district in Europe.
  • 535 acres – the equivalent of 136 Wembley Stadiums or roughly the size of London’s Olympic Park.
  • Billion-pound investment generating thousands of jobs.
  • Thousands of hotel rooms.
  • 17 minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras International Station.
  • A Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).
  • Construction targeted to begin in 2021, set to open to visitors in 2024