Making sure that the hydroelectric fleet operates in the best possible safety conditions is a top priority for EDF and the public authorities. From concept to operation, monitoring, and regular public information campaigns, EDF’s hydroelectric facilities are designed to ensure the highest degree of safety for the surrounding community.
Preparing for floods
To mitigate the consequences of flooding on hydroelectric facilities, EDF has equipped its dams with spillways and carries out daily weather monitoring of watercourses.
The safety of local communities and holidaymakers along rivers near hydroelectric facilities is a top priority for EDF. The annual “Calme apparent, risque présent” (risk of sudden flooding even in good weather) campaign is designed to raise their awareness of the hazards involved.