The world is changing, and EDF is changing with it
Demographic growth, climate change, urban expansion... our societies are changing all the time.
It is against this background that EDF is responding to the energy challenges of tomorrow by combining its 60+ years of industry experience with its talent for innovation in order to build the solutions of the future.
Unique strengths like these fuel the Group's ambition to be the world's biggest electricity generator and set the benchmark for the generation, distribution and marketing of an energy source for the future: electricity.
EDF responds to the growing demand for electricity by generating, marketing and distributing safe, affordable, low-carbon electricity.
The growing demand for electricity is driven by demographic growth, urban expansion and the developing economies of emerging countries.
EDF responds to this trend with the development of an energy mix tailored to the needs of each country to generate safe, affordable, low-carbon electricity.
40% higher demand for energy
70% higher demand for electricity
75% of people will live in cities
EDF is involved in every aspect of the electricity industry, from generation to transmission, distribution and marketing.
Today, Group companies operate in many countries around the world and employ around 160,000 people. EDF now plans to consolidate its bases in France and Europe, and increase its presence in the world's key emerging countries, including Brazil, China and Russia.
The voices of the future
EDF is responding to the challenge of global warming by generating electricity that reduces CO2 emissions
Reducing CO2 emissions is a crucial factor in addressing the issue of global warming
68% of all electricity generated in the world comes from fossil fuels. Europe has a more balanced profile, with 50% of energy being generated using low-carbon technologies that emit lower levels of CO2.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% (compared with 1990)*
Increasing the contribution from renewable energy sources to 27% of the energy mix*
EDF develops the low CO2 emission technologies (nuclear, hydropower, solar, wind power, etc.) that make it possible to generate low-carbon electricity, which offers one solution to combating climate change by offering an alternative to fossil fuels.
EDF has invested €6.4 billion in renewable energy development since 2010. The Group is Europe's leading generator of energy from renewable sources and its largest generator of hydropower.
EDF is responding to the challenges posed by security of supply by developing a balanced energy mix to deliver affordable electricity
Against a background of economic and geopolitical crises, the Group is ensuring the security of its own energy resource supplies to generate electricity using a diversity of technologies.
The balance of its energy mix (nuclear, conventional, hydropower and new energy sources) spreads the risk and provides an effective response to fluctuations in primary energy prices.
Since 2000: rising cost of access to primary energy sources
Since 2008: global economic crisis
Ensuring security of supply therefore makes it possible to provide electricity at a competitive price and promote energy independence in those countries where EDF has an operating presence.
Strategic choices like these enable the Group to provide local support for its 39 million residential, company and local authority customers.