For 80 years, CNR has stood out due to its unique development model based on the redistribution of the wealth generated by the river to the territories through which it flows. Based on a careful balance between economic efficiency and the public interest, public and private capital, green electricity production, environmental preservation and the development of the territories crossed by the Rhone, it meets today’s challenges for energy transition.
CNR is the historic producer of hydroelectricity on the Rhone and has made the strategic choice to devote itself exclusively to producing renewable electricity (water, wind, sun) and extend its activities beyond the Rhone Valley. France’s leading producer of 100% green electricity, CNR has also developed expertise in managing intermittent energies, from forecasting to selling them on the market to clients. It also acts in favour of sustainable electric mobility.
Discover CNR Engineering’s expertise acquired from 80 years’ experience of developing and operating the Rhone, and from managing its clients’ projects. The excellence of its knowhow in hydroelectric and river engineering is recognised not only in France but worldwide. For certain of its missions, CNR relies on its integrated laboratory, the Hydraulic Structure Behaviour Analysis Centre (CACOH).
CNR has built and manages 18 industrial and port sites on the Rhone, between Lyon and the Mediterranean. These multimodal sites (equipped with river, rail and road links) are 20 km apart and form a unique and closely knit network with direct access to the ports of Fos-Marseille and Sète, the Mediterranean and the world. In addition, rail links with northern Europe make this network a strategic transport corridor between the northern and southern countries of the continent.