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EDF, also known as the EDF Group, is the acronym derived from when the company was created in 1946 as Electricité De France. EDF is a French headquartered energy company with interests spanning from electricity generation to trading. The EDF Group consists of over 70 affiliates and investments in addition to the parent company. EDF is the second largest electric utility company in the world and the world's largest producer of electricity, with €65.2 billion in revenues in 2010.[1]

EDF specialises in electricity, from engineering to distribution. The company's operations include the following: electricity generation and distribution; power plant design, construction and dismantling; energy trading; and transport. It is active in such power generation technologies as nuclear power, hydropower, marine energies, wind power, solar energy, biomass, geothermal energy and fossil-fired energy.[2]

Until August 2004, EDF (Electricite de France) was wholly owned by the French State. EDF is now a limited company, allowed to sell shares in up to 30% of the company. Its shares have been listed on the Paris stock-market since November 2005.[3] The company has interests in energy projects in Europe -- France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy in particular -- and the United States, China, Laos and South Africa.[4][5]

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  1. http://www.lepoint.fr/economie/les-dix-principaux-producteurs-d-electricite-dans-le-monde-10-08-2010-1223756_28.php
  2. Activités. EDF website. Retrieved on 11 November 2011.
  3. EDF SA Shareholders Information website (accessed November, 2006).
  4. EDF, "Profile", EDF website, accessed August 2008.
  5. EDF, "EDF international presence", EDF website, accessed August 2008.

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