EDF set to power up new UK resort

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EDF Energy has agreed to generate and storage renewable energy onsite for a new theme park sought to be built in Kent.

The company has partnered with the London Resort to aid its quest to become one of the most sustainable major theme park destinations in the world.

“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”, Vincent de Rul, Director of Energy Solutions at EDF Energy, said.

“This opportunity is unlike anything else currently being developed and this gives us scope to do something new with the latest technologies available.”

Under a 25-year concession to be signed on the grant of planning, EDF Energy will build, own and operate the onsite renewable energy generation and storage facilities for the London Resort.

EDF Energy will also enter into a 25-year renewable energy supply agreement to supply all of the park’s energy requirements. This agreement is believed to be a first for the global tourism industry.

Upon completion, The London Resort will be the UK’s largest theme park and the largest entertainment district in Europe.

All the energy needed by the park will be generated onsite with low-carbon and renewable technologies, such as solar panels. Storage solutions will include EV charging points and battery storage.

“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”, PY Gerbeau, Chief Executive of London Resort Company Holdings, commented.

Construction of the London Resort is sought to begin in 2021 and is set to open to visitors in 2024.