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Nuclear Safety: our overriding priorityEDF Groups file responding to FTSE4Good nuclear criteria

Disclaimer This document is provided for information purposes only and is not, in particular, intended to confer any legal rights on you. This document does not constitute an invitation to invest in EDF or any other companys shares and/or bonds. Any decisions you make in reliance on this information are solely your responsibility. Although due care to a standard of a limited assurance has been taken in compiling the contents of this document, EDF or any of other company accepts no liability in respect of any errors, omission or inaccuracies contained or referred to in it. EDF provides this document in good faith but no warranty or representation is given by, or on behalf of EDF or any of its directors, officers, employees or advisers or any other person that the content is accurate, complete or up to date. Any use of, or reliance on, the content of this document is at your own risk. The situation of policies and systems is the current one in December 2011. The situation of the datas is at December 2010. Any intellectual property rights in the content of this document are owned by EDF or its licensors. You are permitted to download and print content from this document solely for your own internal business purposes and/or personal use. This document and/or its content must not be copied, reproduced, used, modified, redistributed or otherwise dealt with for any other reason without the prior written consent of EDF. Registered trademarks, logos and brand names shown in this document are owned by EDF or its licensors. No rights are granted to use any of them without the prior written consent of the owners. EDF accepts no responsibility for any information on other websites that may be accessed from this site by hyperlinks, or any use of personal data by such third party websites. Date: February 10 , 2012.th

Preparation of this document was led by Claude JEANDRON, Generation and Engineering Department of EDF. Registered Company Details: French socit anonyme with a share capital of 924,433,331 Registered head office: 22-30, avenue de Wagram, 75382 Paris Cedex 08, France Registration reference: 552 081 317 RCS Paris

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Contents1 Nuclear activities of EDF Group 1.1 Overview of the Group 1.2 Description of nuclear assets 1.2.1 EDF SA 1.2.2 EDF Energy 1.2.3 CENG 1.2.4 TNPJVC Nuclear Safety and Radioprotection 2.1 The Safety Policy and its global implementation 2.1.1 Definition 2.1.2 EDF Group Policy 2.1.3 Overview on general provisions made at Group level to implement this Policy 2.2 Incidents and events 2.2.1 Policy 2.2.2 Systems 2.3 Unplanned shutdowns 2.3.1 Policy 2.3.2 Systems 2.4 Safety assessment 2.4.1 Definition 2.4.2 Policy 2.4.3 Systems 2.5 Risk assessment 2.5.1 Policy 2.5.2 Systems 2.6 Radiation exposure (to workers and the general public) 2.6.1 Overview on the regulatory context 2.6.2 Policy 2.6.3 Systems 2.7 Security 2.7.1 Policy 2.7.2 Systems Waste 3.1 Overview 3.2 Policy 3.3 Systems for radioactive waste 3.4 Spent fuel 3.4.1 Policy 3.4.2 Systems 3.5 Decommissioning and waste 3.5.1 Policy 3.5.2 Systems Training 4.1 Overview on Human Resources and training policy 4.2 Systems Reporting 5.1 Policy 5.2 Systems Appendix

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Nuclear activities of EDF Group

1.1 Overview of the Group EDF is the worlds leading nuclear energy company, with solid positions in major European countries (18% of worlds nuclear installed capacity, 160,000 employees worldwide, 630 TWh of electricity generated by all types of generation, 109 gCO 2/kWh: a quarter of European average). As the world is facing a triple challenge -responding to growing energy needs competitively, while tackling climate change and the depletion of easily accessible resources- EDF Group's strategy is to meet these challenges by developing competitive and low carbon energy solutions. Building a sustainable energy future requires considerable efforts and investment: fostering decarbonised electricity generation by developing low-carbon technologies, promoting demand-side management and developing environmentally friendly end-uses, ensuring the competitiveness of the solutions that are chosen, to maintain employment and ensure affordability for households , investing in R&D to prepare for the energy of the future, exploiting opportunities presented by the latest technologies, helping with the development of carbon capture, transportation and storage technologies, seeking out major hydroelectric infrastructure projects within a local sustainable development policy.

EDF has been involved in the development and operation of clean and peaceful use of nuclear power for more than 40 years. EDF is currently present in three continents as a nuclear owner and operator: in France, where the mother company owns and operates 58 reactors and is building a new one using the most modern technology - the European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) in the UK, where EDF Energy owns (with minority share partner Centrica (20% ownership)) and operates15 reactors. It also has plans to build four new ones (EPR) in the US, where CENG, the joint venture between Constellation Energy Group (CEG) and EDF, owns and operates five reactors; EDF also aims to develop the EPR technology in USA with its affiliate Unistar Nuclear Energy (UNE) in China where TNPJVC, the joint company between China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Company (CGNPC)(70%) and EDF (30%), will own and operate two new EPR reactors currently under construction.

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EDF has other investments in nuclear companies, but without operational involvement. These are: Tihange 1 in Belgium. EDF has a 50% investment in the plant and the sole operator of the plant is Electrabel. EDFs responsibility is to ensure that it provides 50% of the 1 funds necessary to ensure the continued safe operation of the plant ( ). This clarity of responsibility is in line with internationally (Euratom, IAEA) recognised organisational standards and with Belgian law. EDF takes every opportunity possible within this context to ensure that the operation of Tihange 1 is in line with accepted best practice and its own nuclear policies. EDF has four representatives on the Liaison Committee and one on the Technical Committee, which together provide suitable fora for sharing the best practice developed across EDF Group and Electrabel, monitoring the development and implementation of operating practices and launching joint studies (such as undertaking stress-tests, efforts to reduce radiation exposure, etc). EDF has reviewed Electrabels policies and considers that they are sufficientl y in-line with its own. Moreover, EDF has of course free access to the reports which are disclosed by 2 3 the operator itself ( ) or by safety authorities ( ). These reports are equivalent to the ones published by EDF or by French authorities. As operational performance is the responsibility of the sole operator, Electrabel, performance indicators are not consolidated into EDF Group figures. part ownerships of companies like EDF Luminus ( ) in Belgium or ALPIQ in Switzerland, but these investments do not provide an opportunity for influence over operational practices. In Belgium EDF owns 63.5% of EDF Luminus which owns 10% of the investment of Tihange 2-3 and Doel 3-4. EDF Luminus has no operational involvement or responsibility in those plants which are fully operated by Electrabel. In Switzerland EDF owns 25.1% of ALPIQ which owns 40% of Kernkraftwerk GsgenDniken AG which is the operating company of Gsgen station, and 32,4% of Leibstadt AG which is the operating company of Leibstadt station. ALPIQ has no involvement or responsibility in the operation of Gsgen and Leibstadt NPP. However, information made public or provided to board members or to international organisations give EDF a good visibility on the safety performances of the related plants. If some safety concern were to appear, EDF board members would be able to intervene. EDF also has held and currently holds services contracts for nuclear power in China mainly technical assistance services contracts (e.g. nuclear plants of Daya-Bay, LingAo) but EDF is not the operator of these power stations.4

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Signature of a General Agreement on December 16th, 1996. EDF contributes 50% to all operational expenses and investments during operation and post-operation (following final shutdown), but not decommissioning itself. 2 http://www.electrabel.com/assets/content/whoarewe/Declarationenvironnementale211_8938400CB3F44A0 C9DE32C1D5BEA4F99.pdf 3 http://www.belv.be/images/pdf/rapport_annuel_belv_2010_fr.pdf et http://www.fanc.fgov.be/GED/00000000/2900/2989.pdf 4 SPE became EDF Luminus in november 2011Nuclear Safety: our overriding priority - EDF Groups file responding to FTSE4Good nuclear criteria. Page

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1.2 Description of nuclear assets 1.2.1 EDF SA EDF SA owns and operates in France the largest nuclear fleet in the world, of which it has been the architect-engineer.

OPERATING UNITSSITE Fessenheim Bugey Dampierre Gravelines Gravelines Tricastin Blayais St Laurent B Chinon B 1-2 2-5 1-4 1-4 5-6 1-4 1-4 1-2 1-4 TYPE CP0-PWR CP0-PWR CP1-PWR CP1-PWR CP1-PWR CP1-PWR CP1-PWR CP2-PWR CP2-PWR POWER(MW)

COMMISSIONINGYEAR

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