EDF inks major deal to buy power from RWE's Sofia offshore wind farm

EDF has inked a major deal to directly buy all of the electricity generated at RWE’s 1.4GW Sofia offshore wind farm in the North Sea, in what the two energy giants claim is the largest renewable energy deals either of them have struck to date.

The 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) announced today will see French energy firm EDF offtake all of the 6.5 terwatt hours (TWh) of electricity produced each year by the Sofia project, which is set to be one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms when it begins generating power from 2025.

The amount procured under the PPA equates to almost half of the electricity used in the North East of England each year, or the equivalent power needs of over 1.2 million homes, and will be used to service EDF’s household and business energy supply customers, according to the firm.

Installation of the Sofia project,

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