Who we are. An overview.
E.ON is one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies. At facilities across Europe, Russia, and North America, our more than 72,000 employees generated approx. EUR132 billion in sales in 2012. In addition, there are businesses in Brazil and Turkey we manage jointly with partners. E.ON’s diversified business consists of renewables, conventional and dezentralized power generation, natural gas, energy trading, retail and distribution. We supply around 26 million customers with energy. With our broad energy mix we own almost 68 GW generation capacity and we are one of the world's leading renewables companies. We have an ambitious objective: to make energy cleaner and better wherever we operate. With our strategy cleaner & better energy we're transforming E.ON into a global provider of specialized energy solutions which will benefit our employees, customers, and investors alike.
Led by Group Management in Düsseldorf, the E.ON Group is segmented into global units (by function) and regional units (by country). Five global units manage our generation portfolio, renewables business, optimization and trading, new-build projects and innovative technology, and exploration and production business. Eleven regional units manage our retail operations, regional energy networks, and distributed-generation activities in Europe. We're also engaged in power generation and wholesale power marketing in Russia, a special-focus country. We created a new unit, E.ON International Energy, to expand our business outside Europe. It will leverage our expertise in conventional and renewable power generation to regions where energy demand is growing rapidly. Group-wide entities deliver support functions like IT and procurement.