ENEDIS manages 95% of the electricity distribution network in continental France. This network belongs to local authorities (French municipalities or groups of municipalities), who subcontract to ENEDIS as an operator through a public service delegation. ENEDIS thus has 2 major public service duties.
- Service continuity and quality: managing nearly 1.3 million km of electric lines, ENEDIS is responsible for continuous public electricity service. To fulfil this role, the company operates, maintains and develops the network. ENEDIS also invests in modernising and securing the network, particularly against extreme weather conditions.
- Non-discriminatory access to the distribution network: in compliance with regulations, ENEDIS ensures that users have transparent, objective and non-discriminatory access to the network. The company also guarantees the confidentiality of commercially sensitive information handled, having developed a code of conduct for this specific purpose. Adherence to this code is examined in an annual report submitted to the Commission de Régulation de l’Energie, France’s regulatory authority on energy.