EDF Trading hires Nordic Power Trader

EDF Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF S.A., is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis Gervais as Trader, Nordic Power effective 2nd April, 2013. Gervais is based in London and reports to Magnus Brente, Senior Trader, Nordic Power. Gervais will focus on structured contracts in the Nordic region.

Gervais joins from EON where he was a Trader, Structured Power.

“I’m delighted to welcome Louis to EDF Trading. The Nordic region is an important market for us and Louis’ hire reflects our increased activity,” said Kim Lloyd, Head of European Power.

EDF Trading is a major participant in the European wholesale power markets. With full coverage of all the significant national and international wholesale power markets, EDF Trading has a clear understanding of the fundamental dynamics within each country and how they interact across the continent. Such comprehensive coverage underpins its ability to hedge market risks, maximise asset values and secure supplies for the EDF Group and its customers and counterparts.

For further information, please contact:
EDF Trading
Michele Reid, Head of Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7061 4232

About EDF Trading
EDF Trading is a leader in the international wholesale energy markets. It has its own portfolio of assets which give it the ability to source, supply, transport, store, blend and convert physical commodities around the world. These capabilities enable EDF Trading to deliver essential asset optimisation services, risk management and wholesale market access to the EDF Group and its third party customers, helping them to realise the value inherent in their asset portfolios.

EDF Trading is one of the largest participants in the global power, gas, coal, freight and environmental products markets. It is one of the top buyers of carbon credits from global CDM projects and has one of the most mature portfolios in the market. It is the largest importer of coal into Europe, a pioneer in the biomass market, a recognised leader in weather derivatives, one of the largest providers of market services to the wholesale gas and power sectors in North America with 26,000 MW of generation under management and the leading electricity trader in Europe.

EDF Trading is a 100% owned subsidiary of EDF, Europe’s leading electricity producer, a major player in renewable energies, a significant participant in the worldwide revival of nuclear energy with a growing presence in the natural gas industry.

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