Nuclear energy, a key solution for a low-carbon society
Nuclear power supplies electricity at any time of the day and year.
Thanks to nuclear power, the kWh in France costs on average 40% less than in neighbouring European countries.
Electricity produced from nuclear power does not emit CO2.
French nuclear power plants are the most controlled and protected installations.
The preponderant share of nuclear energy in the French energy mix guarantees the country's energy independence.
EDF, a leader in a sector of excellence
As the world's leading nuclear operator and the driver of innovative projects, the EDF Group is at the head of a strategic industrial sector, the third largest in France after the automotive and aeronautics sectors. This sector has all of the assets necessary to design and build a new generation of power plants in France and internationally, operate existing reactors and decommission those that have been shut down.
Nuclear power stations: ensuring safety at all times
The safety of nuclear power stations is guaranteed by taking into account the risk of an accident permanently. Safety is governed by very strict regulations that are designed to protect people and their environment in all circumstances. Scheduled and random inspections are carried out throughout the year by the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN).