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Contact personDr. Olivier NORMAND

The EDF Group is one of the world leading electricity companies. Present in over 30 countries, it is particularly well established in Europe, where it supplies with power near 39 million customers. In 2019, EDF produced 558 TWh of electricity with a turnover of €71.3 billion. Its business and that of its subsidiaries covers all electricity-based activities from generation to retail, including power transmission and distribution, trading and services. EDF generation assets portfolio includes hydro, nuclear, wind, solar and storage facilities among others. It is a major employer with an international workforce of 164 727 people and a revenue of 71.3 billion euros as of 2019.

In 2020, EDF has published its “raison d’être” that particularly well matches the purpose of this call: “Building a CO2-neutral energy future, reconciling preservation of the planet, well-being and development, thanks to electricity”. This call mobilizes several divisions of EDF Group, but in particular: EDF – DTAR (Territorial Division for Regional Actions), that leads the “Energy transition in the Rural Areas” as an ambition of the EDF Group and conducts several field actions with numerous Agricultural associations and representative all over France.

EDF Research & Development division (EDF Lab) is the #1 R&D of energy European companies. It employs around 1900 people with a budget of 523 M€ in 2019, including 156 PhD student. EDF R&D brings scientific and technical expertise to support EDF business and define strategic orientations in energy production, distribution and commercialization. It also relies on the expertise and local presence of 6 International R&D centers in Germany, Italy, UK, USA, China and Singapore and a wide network of academic, industrial and local authority partners. EDF – DAE (European Affaire Division) that will make the link with DG Energy, jointly to other DGs (Climate, Agriculture, …) also addressed in the project.

EDF participates to several tasks of work packages in order to well integrate the Energy dimension in a systemic way.

WP1: in T1.2 and T1.4, participation of the I3S identification.

WP3: in all tasks, participation of the I3S evaluation.

WP2: In T2.2 and T2.3, monitoring and methods development (e.g. cross sectorial assessment tools and cost-benefit analysis)

WP4: in T4.1, T4.2 and T4.4, provide final systemic evaluation

WP5: in T5.1, provide recommendations

WP6: in T6.2, T6.3, T6.4, T6.5 to the dissemination of main results through different channels of dissemination and communication.