EDF Energy is one of the largest energy companies in the UK, employing around 15,000 people and supplying gas and electricity to over 5.5 million customer accounts.
In addition to supplying gas and electricity, EDF energy is also involved in energy distribution, power generation including offshore wind farms, electrical contracting and the development of private electricity networks. EDF Energy owns and operates power networks that distribute electricity to a quarter of the UK's population.
The creation of EDF Energy in the UK dates back to 1998 when London Electricity was acquired by, and became part of, the EDF Group. Since then the UK business has grown rapidly both organically and through acquisition. Acquisitions include the supply businesses of SWEB Energy and Seeboard Energy, the distribution businesses of TXU and Seeboard networks, as well as Sutton Bridge, West Burton and Cottam power stations.
In 2006, EDF Energy rebranded all of its regional brands - London Energy, Seeboard Energy, SWEB Energy and Virgin Energy - under the one EDF Energy brand.
EDF Energy is part of EDF Group. EDF Group, previously called Electricite de France, is one of the three largest energy companies in Europe with key operations in Germany and Italy as well as France and the UK. On a worldwide basis, EDF Group has 42 million customers, 158,000 employees and annual turnover in excess of 50 billion Euros.
EDF Energy is committed is to providing the best possible service to all its customers and in a sustainable way. It has operations across the UK. Its call centre operates between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 2pm on Saturdays.
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