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Électricité de France

Company nameÉlectricité de France S.A.
Company typeSociété anonyme (Euronext - EDF)
IndustryEnergy
Founded1946
Founder(s)Marcel Paul
HeadquartersParis
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleHenri Proglio (Chairman and CEO)
ProductsElectricity generation, transmission and distribution; energy trading
Revenue-65.17 billion (2010)
Operating income-6.240 billion (2010)
Net income-1.020 billion (2010)
Total assets-240.56 billion (end 2010)
Total equity-36.90 billion (end 2010)
Employees158,760 (FTE, average 2010)
SubsidiaryEDF Energy

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Électricité de France S.A. (EDF; ) is the second largest French utility company. Headquartered in Paris, France, with -65.2 billion in revenues in 2010, EDF operates a diverse portfolio of 120,000+ megawatts of generation capacity in Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

EDF is one of the world's largest producers of electricity. In 2003, it produced 22% of the European Union's electricity, primarily from nuclear power:

*nuclear: 74.5%;

*hydro-electric: 16.2%;

*thermal: 10.2%;

*wind power and other renewable sources: 0.1%.

Its 58 active nuclear reactors (in France) are spread out over 20 sites (nuclear power plants). They comprise 34 reactors of 900 MWe, 20 reactors of 1.3 GWe, and 4 reactors of 1450 MWe, all PWRs.


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