Topping the charts of the top power companies of the world in 2016 is Electricite de France S.A. (Electricity of France).
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Headquartered in Paris, it is a majorly state owned electric utility company with over 75 billion Euros of revenue in the last fiscal year. Having a multifarious portfolio of over 120+ GW, the company has a visible position in South America, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The company has also been the largest producer of electricity in the world in 2009. In its European operation it relies primarily on nuclear power for which it has over 58 active nuclear reactors at over 20 nuclear power plants or sites. Other sources of energy in use by the company include Renewable, Gas, Fuel, Charcoal etc. The company also spread to other lesser used areas of power generation such as marine engines and fossil-fired energy.
The company was found in the year 1946 almost 70 years ago by Marcel Paul by means of nationalization of over 1500 small producers of energy. Initially a state-owned corporation the company went organizational change and is now a limited liability corporation. The current chairman and CEO is Jean-Bernard Levy. The company provides employment to over 150000 people and has two major subsidiaries namely EDF Luminous and EDF Energy. It has primary listing over the Euronext as EDF.
Sales: $ 81.456 bn
Assets: $ 302.929 bn
Step 1: Top 19 companies were shortlisted based on their Market Value
Step 2: 2 parameters Revenues and Assets were used to calculate a weighted average
Step 3: Based on the weighted average, their ranking was done.