France’s leading producer of 100% renewable energy (water, wind, sun), CNR has designed a unique redistributive model around the Rhone concession that combines green electricity production and territorial development.

Since 1934, it has operated on and developed the river in the framework of three missions entrusted to it by the State: produce electricity, develop river navigation, favour irrigation and assist the agricultural sector.

An industrial model in the general interest, CNR plays a major role in developing the territories crossed by the river. The keyword of its action is “consultation”. A leading actor in energy transition and the combat against climate change, CNR innovates daily as a laboratory of tomorrow’s energies in the service of the territories.


Industrial and river assets (june 2019)

  • 47 hydropower plants
  • 19 dams
  • 48 wind farms
  • 26 solar power plants
  • 14 wide-gauge locks
  • 5 locks for pleasure craft
  • 18 industrial and port sites
  • 32 pumping stations
  • 27,000 ha of river and land under concession