EDF Trading's role is extensive and includes managing the Group's power output, coal procurement and transportation, emissions trading and management of the carbon fund, gas supply, storage and transportation, biomass procurement and hedging and risk management. It is able to perform this role because of its extensive knowledge of the physical and financial wholesale energy markets.
EDF Trading has its own portfolio of assets and these, combined with those of the Group businesses, gives it the ability to source, supply, transport, store, blend and convert physical commodities across the wholesale energy markets.
These activities enable EDF to meet its supply commitments to its customers whilst controlling the risks. EDF Trading is active across the global wholesale markets for electricity, natural gas, environmental products and coal and freight.
Wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, EDF Trading has around 1,000 employees with its headquarters in London and offices in Europe, the United States and Asia. In 2012, EDF Trading traded around 3,130TWh of electricity (Europe and the US), 445 billion therms of natural gas, 706 million tonnes of coal and 381 million tonnes of CO2 (in emission certiﬁcates).