DALLAS and PARIS, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), a top five global utility firm1 serving customers worldwide, has joined the Hedera Governing Council and will run a Hedera network node. As a recognized global leader in combating climate change, EDF has undertaken to produce increasingly low-carbon electricity and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The Hedera network’s computational efficiency as a proof-of-stake decentralized public network aligns with this goal and makes it the ideal platform on which to deploy energy use cases.
EDF is a leader in helping customers worldwide leverage blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs). The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Exaion, operates Blockchain-as-a-Service offerings that provide the computing and network infrastructure necessary to roll out projects faster, with high security. Exaion will run a Hedera network node in France, the first in the country. Exaion also runs a Tezos node, and participates in the Energy Web Foundation and Hyperledger Foundation.
“In the near future, distributed computing will support increasingly decentralized electrical systems, complex supply chains and exchanges of digital assets, energy certificates, GHG credits, and more. Multiple pieces of the distributed ledger technology ecosystem will form the puzzle pieces that make this vision a reality,” said Gilles Deleuze, Principal Researcher, Systems Risk Assessment, EDF R&D.