The electricity network operates in a similar way to France’s road infrastructure, with motorways, A-roads, B-roads, local roads, etc. In this way, the electricity network is able to service the entire country. The electricity network is managed by 2 operators: RTE for long-distance electricity transmission, and Enedisfor distribution to consumers
Enedis's duty is to manage the bulk of the existing public distribution network in France. It is a subcontracted operator. The network belongs to local authorities, i.e., French municipalities or groups of municipalities.
As managers of public electricity distribution across 5% of mainland France, local distribution companies (LDCs) are major features of the French energy landscape. For Enedis, they are very important partners.