EDF’s nuclear backed power supply deal with Network Rail
EDF Energy will supply Network Rail with low carbon electricity to power its rail network under a 10-year deal announced today.
Believed to be the “biggest rail electrification programme in a generation”, the contract will see the energy firm supply 3.2TWh of electricity to Network Rail, which carries around three million passengers and tens of thousands of freight a day.
The majority of electricity supplied will be used to power electric trains, which currently includes 40% of the rail network but could rise to 44% by 2020 as the network aims to electrify more than 2,000 track miles across Britain.
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Source: Energy News Live