E.ON is a global provider of specialized energy solutions. Our setup ensures that roles and responsibilities are clearly defined across our organization so that we can achieve our objectives in the most efficient way possible.
E.ON SE in Düsseldorf serves as Group Management. It oversees and coordinates the operations of the entire Group. These operations are segmented into global units (by function) and regional units (by country). We have five global units: Exploration & Production, Generation, New Build & Technology 1)[Fussnotenmarker für Fussnote Nr. 1] , Global Commodities and Renewables. Eleven regional units in Europe manage our sales operations, regional energy networks, and distributed-generation businesses in their respective countries. Russia is a special focus country. Support like IT, procurement, insurance, consulting and business processes will be organized functionally.
- 1) [footnotes.accessibility] This is not a reporting segment
Four of our global units are reportable segments: Generation, Renewables, Global Commodities, and Exploration & Production.
Another global unit called Technology brings together comprehensive
project-development, project-delivery, and engineering expertise to support the construction of new assets and the operation of existing assets across the Group. This unit also coordinates our Group-wide research and development projects for the E.ON Innovation Centers.
Exploration & Production
Our Exploration & Production segment is a growth business with good prospects for the future. We are active in four key regions: the UK North Sea, the Norwegian North Sea, Russia and North Africa.
Our Generation global unit oversees and coordinates the operations of our generation portfolio in Europe. It groups our power plants into four fleets by fuel type and manages these fleets across national boundaries. This functional setup significantly enhances our ability to share best practices, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.
Our generation fleet is one of the biggest in Europe. We have major asset positions in Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, and the Benelux countries. We also have one of the broadest and most balanced fuel mixes in the industry.
This global unit brings together our project-management and engineering expertise to support the construction of new power plants and the operation of existing plants across E.ON. We also bundled within this unit the execution of our research and development projects for the E.ON Innovation Center.
As the link between E.ON and the world’s wholesale energy markets, our Global Commodities segment buys and sells electricity, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, coal, freight, and carbon allowances. In addition, it manages and develops assets at several stages of the gas value chain, including pipelines, long-term supply contracts, and storage facilities.
Our Global Unit Renewables is actively driving the development of renewables across many countries in Europe and throughout the world. Because of the increasing importance of environmentally-friendly electricity generation across the globe, this business segment has great potential. We want to steadily increase the renewables' share of E.ON’s generation portfolio in a sustainable way and take on a permanent leading role in this growth market. E.ON is currently ranked third in the world in the offshore wind energy sector. In the onshore wind energy sector, E.ON is also ranked in the top ten. We intend to enhance our commitment to solar energy in the future as well. We are constantly looking for new solutions and technologies for generating energy in an environmentally-friendly way.
Currently, ten regional units manage our national sales operations, regional energy networks, and distributed-generation businesses in Europe. They are also close partners of the global units operating in their respective region, for which they provide a broad range of important functions, such as HR management and accounting. In addition, they share with all units their deep expertise about their market and its policy and regulatory environment. For example, they're responsible for developing new power-plant construction projects from the early planning stages to the investment decision. They also manage our relations with all local and national stakeholders, including policymakers, government agencies, trade associations, and the media.
Against the background of E.ON’s new strategy, also the set-up of our regional units will change as we have decided to focus on renewables, distribution networks, and customer solutions and to spin off the majority of a new, publicly listed company specializing in power generation, global energy trading, and exploration and production. Until this new set up is in place, E.ONs regional units remain unchanged.
Russia serves as a special focus country, where we manage our generation portfolio (not as part of our Generation unit) because of its geographic location and because Russia's power system is not part of Europe's integrated grid.
In addition, E.ON is also active in Brazil and Turkey. In Brazil, E.ON holds a 43 percent shareholding in the energy company ENEVA. The company is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro and currently operates 2,400 megawatts of technologically advanced generation capacity. In Turkey, E.ON holds a 50 percent stake in the Turkish energy company EnerjiSA, headquartered in Istanbul. EnerjiSA has a generation portfolio of approximately 2.5 gigawatts of installed capacity in gas, hydro and wind power plants. Besides generating electricity, EnerjiSA runs a sales and distribution network business with around 9 million customers.
E.ON’s Germany regional unit with headquarters in Essen is responsible for electricity and gas distribution and sales as well as for distributed generation. With this bundling of competences E.ON helps to actively shape the German energy turnaround. As Germany’s largest operator of electricity and gas distribution networks, E.ON provides supplies to several million users. A share of more than 35 percent of the renewable energy capacity installed in Germany is already connected to the company’s networks. E.ON ensures efficient expansion of networks using innovative technology.
E.ON Deutschland and E.ON Energie Deutschland steer sales to all customer groups – from energy suppliers and large industrial users on to residential customers. E.ON Sales has a regional presence in a total of 34 locations throughout Germany.
In the field of distributed energy generation E.ON also offers combined generation of heat and power in addition to conventional heat supplies as well as a wide range of other distributed solutions. E.ON is seeking to expand its share in this growth market. Also in the company’s focus are the generation of biomethane and energy generation from biomass. Services offered in this field range from supplies to individual properties to group or district heat supplies.
E.ON entered the UK energy market in 2002 through its purchase of Powergen, which had established itself as one of the UK’s leading energy companies. Since then, the business has undergone a change of focus. The company supplies energy to around five million homes and businesses throughout the UK.
The company’s headquarters is in Coventry, but its activities span the whole of the UK. The business is split into four key areas of operations: sales, marketing, customer operations and new business. This latter business is focusing on the development of new products and services for the customers, in particular helping them to become more energy efficient.
In 2012, E.ON undertook a major review of its customer-facing activities and has recently refocused its strategy to achieve its vision of being a trusted energy partner to its customers by 2015.
E.ON´s business operations in the Nordic region cover the entire value chain for electricity, gas, and heat. The company produces and delivers energy to residential and business customers on the deregulated Nordic electricity and gas markets. E.ON is Sweden’s second-largest power company in terms of installed capacity, being number three in power and gas retail to customers in the Nordic region. On the Swedish district heating market E.ON is second largest. The headquarters is located in Malmö, and the sites are mainly situated in south and east-central Sweden.
New technology is part of the solutions to climate challenges. Raising the level of knowledge on how to use energy more efficiently is an important component in building a sustainable society. Together with 10,000 customers, E.ON conducted Sweden’s largest energy saving experiment for a period of one year. The Experiment proved that by visualizing the use of energy in real-time, the majority of the customers used less electricity. Starting in 2014, E.ON is offering 120.000 smart meters named “100Koll” - for free. 100Koll will enable the customer to take control and possibly use less electricity.
On January 12th, E.ON has decided to sell its Italian coal and gas generation assets to Czech energy company Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH). The activities have a total generation capacity of approximately 4,500 megawatts. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015.
In addition, on February 19th, E.ON has sold its Italian solar business to the private infrastructure investment fund manager F2i SGR. The activities comprise a total generating capacity of 49 megawatt and consist of seven ground mounted solar plants.
E.ON continues to assess a possible divestment of its other businesses in Italy as well.
E.ON’s businesses in France, both in generation and sales, are managed by the Group’s French arm with headquarters in Paris. The company is active in electricity and gas sales for industrial and wholesale customers, and gas sales for SME customers.
E.ON’s installed generating capacity in France consists of four power stations (which include a total of seven coal-fired generating units and two state-of-the-art CCGT (combined cycle gas turbines)) plants, six wind farms, and two solar farms. These assets ensure a strong position in the intermediate- and peak-load segments of France’s generation market.
The company supports France’s move towards a more competitive, greener energy marketplace. A public nation-wide debate has been launched by the government at the end of 2012 to set up a new energy policy. As part of this effort, E.ON will continue to decarbonize and to diversify its energy mix in France by supplementing its current technologies with e.g. carbon-neutral biomass.
In the Benelux countries, E.ON is engaged in power generation and wholesale and retail power marketing. Slightly more than half of the company’s fossil-fueled generating capacity in the Netherlands and Belgium is coal and the remainder gas. Several of its power stations cogenerate heat and steam for nearby industrial enterprises, which improves their fuel efficiency and climate performance. Its coal-fired power stations co-fire up to 10 percent carbon-neutral biomass whenever sufficient quantities of biomass are available. E.ON’s power marketing business in the Benelux countries has grown significantly in the last two years, particularly in the retail and small and medium-sized enterprise segments.
In 2015, E.ON will add a state-of-the-art 1.1 GW coal-fired unit at Maasvlakte power station in Rotterdam to its generating capacity in the region. The unit is 20 percent more fuel-efficient and emits 1.2 million metric tons less carbon dioxide annually, compared to a typical coal-fired unit. It also co-fires up to 30 percent biomass , further enhancing its climate performance.
E.ON has been present in Hungary since 1995 and is among the country’s leading energy service providers. The headquarters of the Group’s Hungarian arm is located in Budapest, its main supply areas are West-Hungary and a smaller party in the East of the country. E.ON’s power network is the largest in Hungary with a length of approx. 83,000 km. The company’s distribution subsidiaries serve more than three million end customers with electricity and gas. The household segment is strongly regulated.
E.ON started its activities in the Czech Republic in 2004. Since then, it has become the best integrated utility company in the country. E.ON counts among the biggest foreign investors in the section of electric power supply and has been increasing its share on the gas market gradually as well. The company supplies electricity to its customers in the whole Czech market and its market share approaches 19 percent. In the gas segment, its share amounts to 7.5 percent.
E.ON provides electricity and gas from one hand together with customer-focused services. It offers solutions in the areas sustainable development, efficiency, and reasonable raw materials management. Among the solutions there are, for example, projects focusing on new technological procedures development, Smart Metering, e-mobility, support of vehicles powered by CNG, and the relating development of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and filling stations for CNG vehicles.
E.ON’s presence in Slovakia dates back to 2002 when the purchase of 49 percent shares of the largest Slovak electricity distributor, Západoslovenská energetika (ZSE) was completed. ZSE, with headquarters in Bratislava, is the sixth largest company in the country. Since 2012 it has introduced gas sales and acquired first new customers. ZSE operates in an open energy market with regulated prices set for households and small businesses, serving half of the country´s population in the western and economically most advanced region of Slovakia including the capital of Bratislava.
Moreover, E.ON's subsidiary ZSE conducts the two-year crossborder e-mobility project “Vibrate” between Vienna and Bratislava, co-financed by the EU. Other activities of E.ON in Slovakia include the operation of a 430 MW CCGT (combined-cycle gas turbine) plant in Malzenice and four biogas plants.
Since 2005, E.ON has been active in the Romania in the downstream power and gas business, for both distribution and sales. Serving around three million customers, household customers as well as SMEs and industrials, in the Northern half of the country, E.ON’s Romanian arm is one of the country’s leading energy companies. The headquarters is located in Bucharest.
Being on a dynamic market, in course of complete liberalization, E.ON’s main objectives are to consolidate its position on the Romanian energy market by developing its customer portfolio, ensuring the security of supply of gas and electricity, and being recognized as supplier of competitive and trustworthy solutions, which bring additional comfort and efficiency to the customers.
One of E.ON’s two newly founded Business Service Centers started operation at the end of 2012. Located in Cluj-Napoca, it provides accounting services for all E.ON units worldwide.
E.ON’s core business in Russia is generation and sales of electric power. The company’s generation fleet consists of a strong and regionally diverse portfolio of gas- and coal-fired power stations located in several key industrial regions: Central Russia, Ural, and Siberia. E.ON has the third-largest power station fleet in Russia after Germany and the UK.
The company has been present in the country since 2007. The headquarters is located in Moscow. Over the last seven years, it has made a significant contribution towards modernizing the Russian power sector by successfully implementing a new build program. Four power plants were incorporated between 2010 and 2011 (new capacity addition 1,600 MW, capacity upgrade 100 MW). E.ON has also decided in favour of another major new-build project: an 800 MW lignite-fired power station unit near Krasnoyarsk.
E.ON is the leader in operational efficiency and the most profitable company in the thermal power sector in Russia. Its multi-billion investments are aimed at making Russia's electricity supply more reliable, efficient, and climate friendly.