CNR model

Key figures

CNR produce a quarter of France’s hydroelectricity, and it manages a concession covering 27,000 hectares in the Rhone Valley and 330 km of wide gauge navigable waterway.

producteur-d-energieGeneral data

- CNR produces 25% of French hydroelectricity

- Total electricity production in 2016 (a mix of hydro, wind and solar power): 15.4 TWh

- Total installed capacity (on 31 December 2016): 3,553 MW

- Amount of the hydraulic fee paid to the State in 2016: €127 M

330 km of wide gauge navigable waterway

27,000 hectares of concession (14,000 ha of river + 13,000 ha of land)

- 1 355 employees*

*On 31 décember 2016

Production infrastructures and assets

  • 19 damscollaborateurs-cnr
  • 19 hydropower plants 21 small hydropower plants (3,035 MW of installed capacity)
  • 37 wind farms (457 MW of installed capacity)
  • 17 solar power plants (61 MWp of installed capacity)
  • 19 wide gauge locks and 5 locks for pleasure boats
  • 400 km of dikes
  • 32 pumping stations
  • 18 industrial and port sites, including Port de Lyon

Net electricity sales

  • 2010 : €802,5 M
  • 2011 : €615,7 M
  • 2012 : €811,9 M
  • 2013 : €841,1 M
  • 2014 : €664,0 M
  • 2015 : €611,0 M
  • 2016 : €584 M

Turnover / Net profit

  • 2010 : €1 186,4 M / €231,9 M
  • 2011 : €1 091,8 M / €150,4 M
  • 2012 : €1 385,6 M / €217,4 M
  • 2013 : €1 344,0 M /€211,0 M
  • 2014 : €1157,4 M / €138,7 M
  • 2015 : €1097,0 M / €105,0 M
  • 2016 : €1056 M / €92,8 M

Trafic fluvial sur le Rhône (2016)

  • 4,85 million tons transported (- 4 %)
  • 1,065 billion tons x kilometers 
  • 84,720 containers transported(- 14 %)
  • 91,046 lock passages
  • 206,396 passengers transported on board river cruise liners (- 6,8 %)

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