The event allowed us to contrast visions and experiences with industry leaders and reinforce the importance of Chile, particularly in the Magallanes region, within the hydrogen strategy of the EDF Group, a key initiative to accelerate the energy transition and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

EDF Group had an outstanding presence in the seventh edition of Hyvolution Paris 2024, the most important event of the green hydrogen industry worldwide. During the activity, executives from EDF Chile and EDF Renewables Chile shared visions and experiences with authorities, experts, and leading companies in the sector, and took the opportunity to reinforce EDF's commitment to the development of the green hydrogen industry in the country.

As part of its strategy, the EDF Group seeks to encourage the development of innovative technologies that help accelerate the energy transition process, promoting the use of cleaner energy and more efficient use of energy in the countries where it is present, and green hydrogen is now one of those technologies. Through its "Low Carbon Hydrogen Plan", EDF aims to develop 3 GW of electrolyzes worldwide by 2030, with a particular focus on Chile.

At Hyvolution, the CEO of EDF Chile, Joan Leal, participated together with the executive director of EDF Chile, Marcos Kulka, in the Hyvolution forum "The state of the hydrogen industry in Chile", where he referred to the importance of collaboration between France and Chile in the field of hydrogen, and the various initiatives currently underway. He also shared with the audience the public-private collaboration approach being promoted by the EDF Group in Magallanes to move towards a comprehensive and harmonious development of the industry.

Joan Leal stated that "events like Hyvolution Paris highlight the crucial role of green hydrogen in accelerating the energy transition, both in Chile and in the world. As EDF group our purpose is to collaborate to mitigate the impacts of climate change and our commitment is to be carbon neutral by 2050. In this context, we have a green hydrogen strategy that has Chile, and in particular Magallanes, as a priority focus, a region in which we are promoting the development of the industry within a framework of close public-private collaboration".

For his part, the CEO of EDF Renewables Chile, Matias Steinacker, said "we want to take advantage of the extraordinary wind potential of Magallanes to develop an industry that will not only help accelerate the energy transition and promote sustainable growth in Chile, but will also contribute to decarbonization worldwide."

Within the context of Hyvolution, Joan Lean and Matías Steinacker participated together with Nicolas Moyne, Business Development Director of EDF Andes, and Andrés Madariaga, Business Development Director of EDF Renewables Chile, in a series of activities, including a meeting with the French Business Confederation (MEDEF) and a reception at the Chilean Embassy in France where they shared with important French companies and other Chilean companies that participated in the commercial delegation that traveled to the event.