Électricité de France S.A, also known as EDF, is the world’s largest producer of electricity.
It is headquartered in Paris, and is among the market leaders in electric utility. It was founded in 1946, through the nationalization of around 1700 smaller energy producers. All of them were consolidated together and EDF came into existence. Previously, it was owned entirely by the French government, though now it is a limited liability corporation. Still the French government owns majority stakes of EDF. It operates in electricity generation, transmission, distribution, optimization and trading, and research and innovation. It currently employs over 158,000 people and serves 38.5 million customers across the world. It generated 623.5 TWh (terra-watt hour) of energy in 2014, with over 77% coming from nuclear power.