On Wednesday 28 March, at the Global Industrie trade fair, Jean-Bernard LEVY, Chairman and CEO of EDF, and Pierre GOGUET, Chairman of CCI France, signed a framework agreement strengthening their cooperation in two of the EDF Group's priority investment sectors for low-carbon electricity generation in France : the performance and safety of nuclear power plants and the development of renewable energies (hydropower, onshore and offshore wind power, solar...).
L’The purpose of the agreement is to strengthen cooperation already underway in certain territories and to generalise good practices. In particular, it provides for the extension of the "CCI Business" platforms specialising in "nuclear" and "renewable energies" in order to facilitate access by local SMEs to EDF Group industrial projects. The agreement also provides for the development of new tools such as territorial diagnostics, mapping of companies and local skills, adaptation of training needs and the organisation of industrial forums.
The agreement is intended to be implemented in the territories between the various CCIs concerned and EDF's production sites. It will thus strengthen the anchoring of the production facilities in their economic and social environment and contribute to the mobilisation of skills and the local industrial fabric.
Jean-Bernard LEVY, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDF, declared: " With this agreement, EDF intends to ensure that companies throughout France fully benefit from the Group's major investment programme in favour of decarbonated energies: nuclear and renewable energies. The major refurbishment of the nuclear fleet, the EDF Solar Plan, the major offshore wind farms, the modernisation of our hydroelectric generation fleet, the CAP ENR programme for SMEs and start-ups in the renewable energy sector, are all business opportunities for SMEs and SMIs and job creation for the regions where our facilities are located. "
For Pierre GOGUET, President of CCI France: " This agreement aims first of all for us, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, to develop business opportunities for our SME SMIs in this context of energy transition. The CCIs and EDF share values and a culture: proximity, local development of SMEs, SMIs and territorial attractiveness, support for local ecosystems... And indeed, EDF and CCIs have been cooperating for a long time at the level of industrial basins. This common culture and this historic cooperation have made it obvious to formalise the framework agreement that brings us together today. "