History of the electricity distribution network

ERDF is a young company. Created in 2008 within the context of the opening of the electricity market to competition, its history dates back to the mid 19th century, and the electrification of the first cities. This is an overview of more than a century of electricity distribution in France.

Electrification of cities
 
The first interconnections
 
The creation of a French national network
 
The densest network in the world
 
The nationalisation of French electric companies
 
More power for the network
 
Opening the electricity market to competition
 
The creation of ERDF
 

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ERDF manages the public electricity distribution network
accross 95% of metropolitan France.