EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, one of the three largest energy companies in Europe.
EDF Group's activities include generation, trading, transmission, distribution, supply and other energy services. It has over 38 million customers in Europe, with over 28 million of these in France. It has key business interests in Germany and Italy as well as France and the UK. EDF was founded in 1946. EDF became a public limited company (EDF SA) on November 19, 2004.
It has 158,640 employees worldwide, with 105,322 working for EDF in France. EDF Group has investments in 21 countries (12 of these in Europe) and offers services and consulting in 35 countries.
Its EBITDA in 2009 was €17.4 billion. The net income (Group share) was €3.9 billion (+12.1%).
We believe that working throughout the energy chain gives us financial stability and greater knowledge of our customers' needs. We also believe that a long-term approach is more efficient than a short-term one. Our parent, EDF Group, guided by these principles, has invested substantially to build a strong long-term position in the UK.
We benefit from the financial strength of a large European group, as well as combined procurement capabilities, pan-European dealings for major customers, international expertise and access to significant R&D resources. Ultimately, these all add to our reputation for stability and reliability. It means our customers can rely on us to provide a safe, efficient service.