UPDATE 2-EDF aims to double its assets outside Europe

viernes 23 de octubre de 2015 11:16 GYT

* Wants assets outside Europe to be at least 10 pct of total

* Aiming to grow strongly in energy efficiency services

* No plans for major acquisitions (Adds comments about energy services, hydropower)

By Geert De Clercq

PARIS, Oct 23 (Reuters) - French utility EDF wants to double the proportion of its assets outside Europe to at least 10 percent and grow strongly in energy efficiency services, Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy said on Friday.

The company has no plans for major acquisitions, however. The state-controlled company did not intend to acquire any other utilities or foreign grid operators and will focus on growth via projects, Levy told reporters.

Levy also reiterated EDF wants to double its renewable energy capacity from the current 28 gigawatts to 50 GW by 2030.

He said when he took his job at the start of the year that EDF did not have a fully-formed business strategy.

He said on Friday he wanted the firm to become a champion in low-carbon power production, with nuclear and renewable energy.   Continuación...