EDF Energy is one of the largest energy companies in the UK, supplying around 6 million residential and business accounts with electricity or gas. We produce around one-fifth (20%) of the nation’s electricity and that makes EDF Energy the largest generator by volume.
EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, a leading global electricity company which began investing in the UK in 1998. EDF Energy employs over 15,000 people across the UK.
EDF Energy operates nuclear, gas and coal power stations across the UK – this is made up of 9GW of nuclear generation, 2GW of coal and 1.3GW of gas. EDF Energy is also planning to build two new nuclear powers stations at Hinkley Point and Sizewell and a proposed development of a gas power station at Sutton Bridge.
In addition EDF Energy has an ongoing program to develop renewable electricity generation which currently stands at 535MW.
David’s career started in the automotive industry, where he spent nearly 20 years with Nissan. He worked originally in engine design, before spending time in product planning, marketing, strategy and vehicle development.
A move to Scotland brought David into the energy industry. This was sparked by an interest in micro-renewables, which led him to the position of Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables.
David’s role as Scottish Policy Manager at EDF Energy is to engage the company with energy policy in Scotland.
David graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, and from the University of Dundee with an MSc in Renewable Energy.
David is also a board member of Scottish Renewables, is a member of CBI Scotland’s Council and is a member of SCDI’s Executive.