EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the UK’s largest producer of electricity. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, one of Europe's largest energy groups, they generate around one fifth of the UK's electricity, employ around 20,000 people, and deliver electricity around 8 million customer homes and businesses through their public networks.
EDF Group's activities include generation, trading, transmission, distribution, supply and other energy services. It has over 38 million customers in Europe, with over 28 million of these in France. It has key business interests in Germany and Italy as well as France and the UK. EDF was founded in 1946.