Vodafone has been appointed as a strategic partner for voice and data services for EDF Energy, the UK’s largest producer of low carbon energy.
Vodafone will deliver mobile voice and data services to around 5,500 EDF Energy employees across the UK with dedicated 4G coverage inside company buildings in key locations.
The contract awarded to Vodafone is an extension of the longstanding relationship between the two brands and part of EDF Energy’s wider strategy to improve efficiency and digital capabilities.
Vodafone Global Enterprise Director, Erik Brenneis said: “We are honoured to support the forward-looking digital agenda of EDF Energy and delighted to become a strategic partner of a company that is aligned in placing customer satisfaction at the top of its priorities.”
Kelvin Wing, IT Operations Director, EDF Energy, comments: “We are excited to be working with Vodafone as we deliver upgrades across our IT network. This partnership will support our strategic aims of creating an infrastructure to support EDF Energy’s digital transformation strategy.”
EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.
It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.
EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.
The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.
The Better Plan is EDF Energy's framework for being a sustainable and responsible energy business and is an integral part of EDF's 2030 vision to be the efficient, responsible electricity company, and champion of low-carbon growth. The Better Plan is underpinned by comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.
EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.
Vodafone Group is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 49 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 30 September 2017, Vodafone Group had 522.8 million mobile customers and 18.8 million fixed broadband customers, including India and all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.
Gartner has positioned Vodafone as a "Leader" in its Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide report 2017, for the fourth consecutive year