EDF R&D : a benchmark player worldwide

To support its customers, R&D relies on recognized expertise, testing resources that are sometimes unique in the world, and world-class know-how. These innovative solutions are accessible thanks to more than 70 modern, high-performance testing, measurement and simulation platforms in all areas of the energy sector. R&D has supercomputers reaching a 11-Petaflop capacity as well as major digital simulation software, making it a leading player in these fields.

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R&D in the world

  • 487

    M€ budget in 2021 (661 M€ research & development EDF group budget)

  • 160

    doctoral students in 2021 & more than 300 academic and industrial partnerships

  • 1780

    employees in France in 2021 with 45 nationalities represented & 225 employees outside France

  • 11

    computing capacity petaflops

  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • USA
  • China
  • Singapore

In the heart of the Paris-Saclay Campus, R&D houses various centres of expertise: vibrational mechanics, software engineering, mathematics and digital simulation, economics of electricity, industrial risk management, NICT and digital and metering architecture, big data processing, client relations, new services creation, and more.

EDF Research and Development Division
EDF Lab Paris-Saclay
7 boulevard Gaspard Monge
91120 Palaiseau
France
Phone: +33 1 78 19 32 00 Click here to get the plan

EDF Lab les Renardières is the largest R&D site within the EDF Group. It is home to some of the world most high-performance test facilities.
The research carried out there is highly varied: energy efficiency in the industry, in buildings and territories, safety and performance improvement in production facilities, reliability and future of electricity networks, etc.

EDF Research and Development Division
EDF Lab les Renardières
Avenue des Renardières
77250 Ecuelles - Moret-Loing-et-Orvanne
France
Phone: +33 1 60 73 60 73 Click here to get the plan

EDF Lab Chatou is a long-established R&D site with cutting-edge expertise in hydraulics, renewable energies, nuclear power and environment.

EDF Research and Development Division
EDF Lab Chatou
6, quai Watier
78400 Chatou
France
Phone: +33 1 30 87 72 44 Click here to get the plan

MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH

  • Nuclear: Modelling and Simulation; Natural Hazards and Environment; Waste and Decommissioning
  • Off Shore Wind
  • Energy Systems, Flexibility & Storage
  • Zero Emissions Mobility
  • Integrated Energy Hubs & Low Carbon Hydrogen
  • Smart Digital Technologies: Artificial Intelligence and Applied Data Science

www.edfenergy.com


MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH

  • Climate Neutral Communities
  • Local Multi-Energy Systems
  • Low Carbon Hydrogen Systems
  • Energy Transition, Markets and Environment

www.eifer.kit.edu


MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH

  • Smart Home and IoT
  • Advanced PV
  • Power to X and Hydrogen
  • Electric mobility
  • Storage

MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH

  • Adaptation of electric markets to a highly renewable mix
  • Distributed energy resources Integration
  • Electric mobility
  • Blockchain and Quantum computing
  • Technology trends and market analysis

MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH

  • Nuclear
  • Renewable Energies, Storage & Advanced Cycles
  • Decentralised Energy Systems
  • Low-Carbon Urban Energy Planning
  • Advanced Power Systems
  • Electric Mobility
  • Digital innovation
  • Artificial intelligence

MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH
• Urban and energy planning
• Microgrids & energy management systems
• Electric mobility
• Digital services

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R&D laboratories and projects

Discorver some of EDF R&D's laboratories and projects around the world.

Project

CO₂ capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS)

EDF R&D has been developing advanced expertise in the CO₂ capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) sector for more than 20 years. Discover all the challenges related to the CCUS through three modules dealing with CO₂ emissions, capture and associated outlets.

Project

RED WoLF

The RED WoLF Prject (Rethink Electricity Distribution Without Load Following) aims to improve renewable energy usage to reduce CO2 emissions through from houses not connected to gas and equipped with photo voltaic panels.

Project

MASERA microgrid demonstator

EDF is commissioning the first operational French microgrid demonstrator in Singapore.