The agreement is said to be the first of its kind for the global tourism industry.
The deal states that EDF Energy will deliver renewable green energy to resorts opening in 2024. The park’s power will be fully covered by 100% renewable energy and will install electric charging points and battery storage. EDF Energy will own, build and operate the solar plants.
Chief Executive of London Resort Company Holdings, PY Gerbeau, commented:
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.
London Resort is the UK’s biggest theme park spanning across 535 acres with billions of pounds worth of investment. The park will also feature thousands of hotel rooms and create thousands of jobs. Construction is set to begin in 2021 with visitors expected in 2024.
Director of Energy Solutions at EDF Energy, Vincent de Rul, comments:
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. This opportunity is unlike anything else currently being developed and this gives us scope to do something new with the latest technologies available.
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