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

Our locations

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FRANCE EDF Lab Chatou EDF Lab Paris-Saclay EDF Lab Les Renardières United Kingdom Belgium Germany Italy USA China Asia Pacific
Understanding research and those who do it

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Chercheurs d'ici et d'ailleurs

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R&D laboratories and projects

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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.


MASERA microgrid demonstator

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