Axpo France is pushing ahead with Axpo's origination activities in the electricity and gas business in France. The French subsidiary in Lyon offers local, regional and national clients various services in the areas of portfolio management, structured products, emission certificates and renewable energy. At the same time, Axpo France maintains partnerships with other energy traders, producers and resellers in the wholesale market. The team is headed by Joanna Juszczak.
After entering into the wind farm development business by means of the acquisition of the specialized company Volkswind in 2015 which is present in Germany and France, Axpo launched its activities in solar energy with the acquisition of the French photovoltaic developer Urbasolar in 2019. In doing so, Axpo continues to consistently pursue a strategy for profitable growth in the international business with renewable energies. With Urbasolar, Axpo will be active along the entire solar energy value chain (planning, construction, operation).
With more than 30 locations across Europe, North America and Asia, the Axpo Group is always close to its customers. And our proximity is more than geographic. We speak our customers’ languages, are immersed in their culture, and understand their specific market conditions. We have a significant presence in the European onshore wind and large-scale solar power business. Axpo is also one of the leading European energy traders along the entire time horizon, from intraday trading to multi-year contracts, with a broad range of products worldwide. Our renewable energy portfolio is one of the largest in the market, and we are the preferred European provider of tailored customer solutions.
Axpo has more than 5,000 MW of installed renewable energy capacity across Europe and markets a customer portfolio totalling 19,700 MW of energy from renewable sources. Our activities in this field include wind energy, photovoltaics, biomass and hydropower. In Spain, for example, Axpo manages one of the country's largest renewable energy portfolios of around 8,550 MW. Reinforced by the know-how of our subsidiary Volkswind, Axpo is also one of the largest wind farm developers in Germany and France. In photovoltaics, we are also a major international player, harnessing the expertise and skill of our subsidiary Urbasolar.
In Switzerland, Axpo is the largest producer of renewable energy, including the generation of more than half of the country’s renewable electricity from hydropower.