Budget Technology & Innovation
Innovation needs investment. E.ON has recognized the sign of the times and has significantly increased its overall expenditure in new technologies. By making new investments in demonstration projects, in R&D expenditure and in developing basic research at universities, E.ON is facing the growing challenge of finding technical solutions for the energy system of the future In 2011, E.ON invested around EUR 107 million in the research and implementation of innovative technical solutions.
The variety of topics to match the requirements of tomorrow’s energy system has led to a readjustment of major areas of research: In 2010, the main focus was based on activities in centralized generation. For 2011, the budget reflects the increasing importance of growth areas within the whole value chain.