Électricité de France S.A. (EDF) is a French electric utility company, largely owned by the French state. As a global leader in low-carbon energy, the EDF Group covers every sector of the energy business, from generation to trading and transmission grids. Headquartered in Paris, EDF operates electricity generation in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Corsica, located 170 km from the coast of France, is part of the non-interconnected island areas of the French metropolitan electricity grid, which makes its electricity system unique. Being electrically isolated, the island has to produce the electricity it consumes. The power supply comes mainly from three sources: thermal generation, hydro generation and interconnections with Italy. Ninety-six percent of all the energy produced in Corsica is provided by EDF Corse. EDF integrates all the businesses that ensure the public utility of electricity in Corsica is readily available: production, purchase, transport and distribution via an 11,000 km long overhead, submarine and an underground network of power lines and substations.