EDF, also known as Électricité de France, is the main electricity company in France. It is its duty to generate and distribute electrical energy in the country. In fact, EDF is the largest electricity producer in the whole world. Primarily, it produces electricity from nuclear power. EDF also uses renewable energies, such as hydropower, wind power, marine energies, biomass, solar energy, geothermal energy and fossil-fired energy.
The company was founded in France in 1946. Originally, EDF was a state-owned enterprise that arose from the nationalisation of almost 2.000 small energy companies. But nowadays it became a limited-liability corporation. EDF counts with almost 60 active nuclear reactors in France
EDF's headquarter is located in Paris, France. Its current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman is Henri Poglio.