SAUR and EDF
If you live in France, welcome to Saur and EDF.
(EDF; Electricity of France) is a French electric utility company, largely owned by the French government. Headquartered in Paris, France, with €65.2 billion in revenues in 2010, EDF operates a diverse portfolio of 120,000+ megawatts of generation capacity in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
EDF is the world's largest producer of electricity. In 2011, it produced 22% of the European Union's electricity, primarily from nuclear power.
Since July 2007 it has been possible for households to move from EDF to an alternative supplier.
The main alternative operators in France are Alterna, Direct Energie, Enercoop, GDF Suez, Proxelia, Planète UI, and GEG.
While the tariffs applied by EDF are regulated by the government, private operators are free to set their own tariffs.
If you wish to complain about the service you have received from EDF you need to take the complaint up with them in the first instance.
Whether or not you use electricity to heat your home, if you are on a low income you are entitled to a reduced electricity tariff.
The reduced electricity tariff is called Tarif de Première Nécessité (TPN).
Water is the core business of the Saur Group, which has been working alongside local authorities in France since the 1930s to manage water supply and wastewater services.
At every stage in the water cycle, they provide local authority and industrial customers with the expertise required to achieve a healthy balance between their mission to supply services and the imperative need to protect the environmental stability of the natural world.