- The electricity network and market
- Sustainable Development
- Electricity supplier
Public service duties
In France, the distribution of electricity is a public service that falls under the responsibility of local authorities. The distribution network belongs to these municipalities, who subcontract to ERDF within the framework of a public service delegation. Through this delegation, ERDF fulfils the public service duties related to electricity distribution.
ERDF ensures the smooth operation of a 1,3 million km electricity network. The company has thus committed to a 10-year investment plan for modernising and securing its facilities, notably against extreme weather conditions. ERDF also oversees the development of the network in conjunction with local authorities.
As manager of the public electricity distribution network, ERDF guarantees all users non-discriminatory and transparent access to the network. These commitments are outlined in the code of conduct.
ERDF is also committed to:
Carrying out network repairs.
Participating in town and country planning in conjunction with local authorities.
Taking part in national solidarity initiatives, combating social exclusion and helping to boost employment.
Protecting the environment by reducing the impact of its activities in natural surroundings.