Electricité De France

Electricité de France (EDF) was founded in 1946 out of the desire to have a national electrical utility that could help rebuild the country after the Second World War. Since its creation, the company has had the responsibility for generating, transmitting and distributing electricity in France. The EDF group (2006) is present in 22 countries, where it supplies 40,2 million customers (36,7 million in Europe). 161 560 employees contribute to the activity, generating consolidated sales of 58 900 million Euros.

The aim of the EDF's R&D Division is to keep electricity costs competitive, prepare the generating facilities of the future, enhance the quality of supply while preserving the environment, as well as to develop innovative solutions with the customer in mind. The variety of these objectives has led EDF to set up a strong R&D function, including multidisciplinary knowledge, and with a balance between basic research and industrial applications. EDF's R&D activities (2006) had 2000 employees (1/3 women), including 1560 researchers and executives; 150 teaching researchers, 200 PhD candidates. EDF participated in 84 European projects during FP5 (among which 10 projects coordinated by EDF).

Type
Large Industry
Country
France
Website
http://www.edf.fr
http://france.edf.com

Projects

EMBrACE

ITEA 3 Call 5

Environment for model-based rigorous adaptive co-design and operation of CPS

OPENCPS

ITEA 3 Call 1

Open Cyber-Physical System Model-Driven Certified Development

MODRIO

ITEA 2 Call 6

Model Driven Physical Systems Operation

OPENPROD

OPENPROD

ITEA 2 Call 3

Open Model-Driven Whole-Product Development and Simulation Environment

OSAMI-Commons

OSAMI-Commons

ITEA 2 Call 2

Open Source Ambient Intelligence Commons

EUROSYSLIB

EUROSYSLIB

ITEA 2 Call 1

European Leadership in System Modeling and Simulation through advanced Modelica Libraries