The energy sector is undergoing profound changes: technological, regulatory, security, societal, working methods, uses, etc.

The EDF group innovates and contributes to its transformations to meet the increasingly demanding expectations of its customers, its stakeholders and its employees. To remain the European energy leader, the group is deploying its “CAP 2030 strategy” in line with its raison d’être. Digital and information systems are an integral part of this strategy because they are at the heart of the performance and transformation of the Group's businesses. Information Technology (IT) is everywhere in all of the Group's businesses; at the heart of our production sites, the fluidification of the journey of our customers, the modernization of uses for more energy sobriety,...

The Information System (IS) sector in a few figures

In March 2021, EDF SA was the first energy company to obtain the “Responsible Digital” label; an approach supported by the Ministry for Ecological Transition.

  • 5 869​

    employees in the sector​ including 3,762 within EDF Sa​, of which 20% abroad​

  • 9 000

    Datacenter​ (2 ISO 5001&14001 certified datacenters)​

  • 15 00​0

    virtual machines​ including 6,000 servers​ and 900 apps

  • 3​

    Hyper Calculators (including 2 in the TOP 500 worldwide)​

  • A millenium

    Equivalent data

A continuous evolution

The EDF group in digital transition

For years, EDF has entered a massive digital transformation. This approach affects the design, construction, operation and dismantling of sites and factories. In the nuclear sector, for example, the support that artificial intelligence provides in terms of the automation of robotic processes is major. The analytical processing of Data has changed practices and led to an overall optimization of operational performance: energy consumption and production forecasts, predictive maintenance. The use of digital twins, incorporating AI and augmented reality, also plays a valuable role in terms of tests and simulations.

The EDF group in constant technological watch

In 2020, EDF launched an eco-responsible digital offer specializing in blockchain projects with Exaion, a subsidiary that offers responsible Blockchain-as-a-Service or Archipels, which certifies documents within a blockchain (invoices) for use them as a residence certificate.

R&D key figures

  • 2148 employees including 227 outside France and of 42 different nationalities
  • 473 million euros of research and development budget in 2022 (646 million euros for the EDF group)
  • 740 innovations patented and protected by 2189 title deeds in France and abroad
  • 9 research centers including 6 abroad
  • More than 70 measurement and simulation platforms
  • 11 petaflops of computing capacity
  • Over 300 academic and industrial partnerships
  • 20 common laboratories