ERDF (Electricité Réseau Distribution de France) was created on 1 January 2008 as part of the process to open the electricity market to competition. ERDF manages 95% of the French public electricity distribution grid. A French limited company (société anonyme) with a Supervisory Board and a Board of Directors, its governance model guarantees its neutrality and the independence of its management.

ERDF has over 38,000 employees and achieved a turnover of €13.8bn in 2013. In the same year, ERDF’s investments in the grid reached €3.2bn. These investments allow ERDF to maintain the network, modernise it, increase regions’ competitiveness and support the energy transition. In Brittany, ERDF has 1,600 employees and has invested €150m.
ERDF reports its activities transparently and without discrimination at the national level to the CRE (the French Energy Regulatory Commission) and at the local level to the licensing authorities.

ERDF develops and manages one of the largest electricity distribution grids in Europe, with 1.3m km of mid- and low-voltage lines, and 35 million electricity meters.

The grid managed by ERDF belongs to licensing authorities who entrust management of the grid to ERDF through public service delegation. Consequently, ERDF has 2 main public service missions:

  • ensuring continuity and quality of service,
  • providing non-discriminatory access to the distribution grid.

The SOLENN project is in keeping with the commitments ERDF made as part of the Breton Electric Pact and helps to find sustainable solutions to supply Brittany.