is an integrated energy company in the United Kingdom, with operations spanning electricity generation and the sale of gas
to homes and businesses throughout the United Kingdom
. It employs over 20,000 people and handles 5.7 million customer accounts.
EDF Energy Customers (trading as EDF Energy) is wholly owned by the French state-owned EDF SA
and was formed in 2002
following the acquisition and mergers of SEEBOARD
(formerly South Eastern Electricity Board), London Energy (formerly the London Electricity Board
), SWEB Energy
and two coal-fired power stations
and a combined cycle gas turbine
In 2009, EDF Energy took control of the UK nuclear
generator, British Energy
, buying share capital from the government. This made EDF Energy the UK's largest generator, as well as the largest distribution network operator.
The Development Branch of EDF Energy was formed in April 2004, bringing together the separate infrastructure interests of what were LE Group, SEEB (South East Energy board) and SWEB (south West Energy board). The focus for the Branch is development activity through the participation in major new infrastructure projects, largely in the public sector through Public-private partnership
(PPP) and Private Finance Initiative
(PFI) type schemes. The Development Branch of EDF Energy was later dissolved in October 2006.
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