EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, one of Europe's largest energy groups. EDF Energy generate around 6% of the UK's electricity, employ nearly 12,000 people, and deliver electricity to 7.9 million customer homes and businesses through their public networks.
The company is organised into three branches:
Customers Branch sells energy to EDF Energy’s residential, SME and business customers.
Energy Branch manages EDF Energy’s electricity generating portfolio, and purchases electricity and gas in the energy wholesale market.
Networks Branch runs a centre of excellence for the development, construction and operation of public and private power networks.
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EDF Energy as we know it today was born in 2003
But EDF Energy’s history actually began during the years leading up to 2002, when three energy companies ─ SEEBoard, London Energy and SWEB ─ were brought together.
Since then, EDF Energy has grown steadily, integrating and streamlining their operations to become more responsive and effective in a fast-changing marketplace.
EDF Energy are now involved in some of the UK’s most important projects and developments. Growing to become one of the country’s largest energy companies in such a short time is an impressive achievement.
EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, one of the three largest energy companies in Europe.
EDF Group's activities include generation, trading, transmission, distribution, supply and other energy services. It has over 38 million customers in Europe, with over 28 million of these in France. It has key business interests in Germany and Italy as well as France and the UK. EDF was founded in 1946. EDF became a public limited company (EDF SA) on November 19, 2004.
It has 158,640 employees worldwide, with 105,322 working for EDF in France. EDF Group has investments in 21 countries (12 of these in Europe) and offers services and consulting in 35 countries.
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This page was last updated 1st July 2009