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About EDF Energy

EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies, its largest producer of electricity and its largest producer of low-carbon electricity. The company’s mission is to bring affordable, low-carbon energy solutions home to everyone.

EDF Energy was formed in 2003 following a series of acquisitions and mergers. It serves approximately 5.5 million domestic and business customers in the UK, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EDF, one of Europe’s largest energy groups.

EDF Energy is a major sponsor and the first sustainability partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


EDF Energy’s parent company, EDF, is one of the three largest energy companies in Europe. EDF was founded in 1946 and became a public limited company (EDF SA) on 19 November 2004. It is involved in electricity generation, trading, transmission, distribution, supply and other energy services.

In 2009, EDF had around 170,000 employees and nearly 38 million customers worldwide, of which 28 million are in France.

British Energy acquisition

Following the 2009 acquisition of British Energy – a company that can draw on over 30 years’ experience of nuclear power generation – EDF Energy currently operates 15 nuclear plants in the UK, with a total installed capacity of just under 8.8 million kilowatts (kW). The company has significant experience and understanding of the finances of nuclear energy and is confident that new plants can be built and run safely and economically without subsidy. That includes all the costs associated with construction, operation, decommissioning and waste disposal.

In its nuclear activities EDF Energy has partnered with energy company Centrica, which has a 20% stake in the company's existing nuclear plants.

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EDF Energy's mission statement

EDF Energy's mission is to lead the energy change by bringing affordable, low-carbon energy solutions home to everyone.

EDF Energy's history

EDF engineer sits in van

EDF Energy has roots in the UK electricity market that go back many years.