The nuclear industry in figures

  • 360.7

    TWh of carbon-free electricity generated from nuclear source*

  • +220,000

    employees in the nuclear field in France

  • ~300

    Mt of CO₂ emissions avoided per year in France*

Thanks to a carbon-free electricity, the nuclear industry strongly contributes to the energy transition and the Net-Zero 2050 ambition, while ensuring the country’s independence.

It also participates in the country’s growth with more than 220,000 jobs in the nuclear industry in France and more than 3,000 companies of all sizes.

It is the third largest industrial sector in France.

Nuclear power, a major contribution to decarbonized generation

Employing 50,000 people in the sole nuclear field, EDF has developed a nuclear fleet representing in France 71% of the installed capacity and generating 88% of the country’s electricity.

EDF is delighted with French President Macron's announcement, made on February 10th 2022, regarding the launch of a construction program of 6 EPR2 reactors in France by 2035, with potentially 8 more by 2050. This announcement confirms that nuclear power, alongside renewable energies, will play a major role in achieving France's climate objectives while contributing to the country's growth and energy sovereignty.

EDF is deeply committed to supporting the French decarbonization strategy and is ready to implement the government’s strategy.

*2021 figures