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Distribution

Several EDF Group companies distribute gas and electricity  in France and Hungary.  
Through its distribution network, the EDF group channels energy to the whole of Europe

France

Our distribution activity consists in channeling the electricity sold by the various energy suppliers, whoever they are, to end-customers. This activity is part of the ‘regulated sector’.

ERDF (Electricité Réseau Distribution France) operates the distribution network in mainland France. It guarantees access to the network for all users, applying objective, transparent, and non-discriminatory standards. As an industrial concession operator ERDF is responsible for developing, operating and maintaining the asset base in France and for providing a public service. ERDF, a wholly-owned EDF subsidiary, is a public limited company with a board of directors and a supervisory board.

It employs 38,211 people and operates 618,000 km of low voltage lines, 697,000 km of high voltage lines and 35 million delivery points in metropolitan France. EDF serves approximately 34,000 of the 36,500 towns in France, providing 95% of the electrical capacity distributed in France. The remaining 5% is distributed by Local Distribution Companies.


Distribution throughout Europe

  • In Italy, In Italy, Edison, in which EDF has a 97,4% stake, is developing several infrastructure projects to transport natural gas to Italy. Once these projects are completed they will allow the transit of gas from the south to the north of the country, opening up opportunities to meet the Group's needs in France and Germany.
    There has been gas infrastructure development in the form of Rovigo's liquefied natural gas regasification terminal in the Adriatic, which provides for 10% of the demand for gas in Italy. This has been accompanied by gas import pipeline projects (ITGI interconnection with Greece and Turkey, Galsi interconnection with Algeria). The latter are complementary to group projects (South Stream, Dunkirk methane terminal).
  • In Hungary, the EDF group distributes electricity and gas through its subsidiary EDF Démàsz ZRt. At the end of 2012, EDF Démàsz ZRt operated more than 32,000 km of high, medium and low voltage lines, distributing electricity throughout the southeast of the country (19.6% of the land area) and supplying 4 TWh to 775,066 delivery points.

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