Eleven 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 reponsible 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.
Our eleven regional units are Germany, the UK, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, and Romania.
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.
With the entry into the energy markets in Brazil and Turkey, E.ON has also successfully stepped into new regions with high growth rates, building new foundations for future earnings. Both regions have an above-average growth potential, driven by a robust domestic demand. At the same time, there is a massive need for new generation capacity in these markets to meet the growing demand for electricity.
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 is now solely engaged in the sale of gas and electricity products to more than eight million homes and businesses.
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.
Between 2006 and year-end of 2013, E.ON will have invested SEK 60 billion (EUR 7 billion) in climate-effective energy with improved security of supply in the Nordic region. New technology is part of the solutions to climate challenges. E.ON has built an energy-smart building with rented apartments in Malmö. 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 has been conducting Sweden’s largest energy experiment for a period of one year.
Headquartered in Milan, with offices in Rome too, E.ON’s Italian arm is one of the leading energy players in the country. Its strategic aim is to deliver cleaner & better energy by providing innovative energy solutions, performing as a reliable energy supplier and implementing energy efficiency programs to its customers.
The company provides a balanced energy mix with six thermoelectric power plants, one hydroelectric complex with sixteen power plants, ten wind farms, seven photovoltaic farms and one HCPV (highly concentrated photovoltaic) system spread all over the country. The Italian arm of E.ON Global Commodities creates value from the assets by optimizing the Italian generation portfolio, managing real time dispatch and gas logistics as a shipper for E.ON’s sales company in Italy in order to guarantee best offers.
Moreover, E.ON is active in new and innovative gas infrastructural projects in the country to assure security of supply, planning the OLT Offshore LNG Regasification Terminal, and the LNG “Terminal Alpi Adriatico”.
E.ON’s presence in Spain dates to 2008. The Group’s Spanish arm operates in all business segments and is positioned as one of the country’s leading energy players. Out of its head offices in Madrid and Santander, the company operates in the deregulated generation and supply markets, accounting for 10% of national power production, and in the regulated power and gas distribution markets in Spain. Since its arrival in the country, E.ON has built up its presence to become within the five most important energy players in the market.
E.ON, with 4,600 MW of conventional and renewable power generation capacity across the entire Iberian Peninsula, distributes power and sells power and gas to its customers in Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León and Galicia. The company also develops ambitious conventional and renewable power generation assets and spearheads energy efficiency drives such as the electronic metering campaign and e-mobility initiatives.
E.ON has invested over €4.5 billion and concluded multiple projects in Spain since 2008 with the goal of providing cleaner & better energy, by leveraging more energy- and carbon-efficient technology.
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 house 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, which improves their fuel efficiency and climate performance. Its coal-fired power stations cofire 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.
E.ON is adding to its generating capacity in the region by building a state-of-the-art 1.1 GW coal-fired unit at Maasvlakte power station in Rotterdam. Scheduled to enter service in late 2013, the new unit will be 20 percent more fuel-efficient and emit 1.2 million metric tons less carbon dioxide annually, compared to a typical coal-fired unit. It will also cofire up to 30 percent biomass and cogenerate heat for nearby industrial enterprises, 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.
The company also operates almost two dozens of smaller power plants as well as the state-of-the-art 440 MW CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine) plant in Gönyű.
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 amount 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 South Bohemian and the South Moravian regions and its market share approaches 20 percent. In the gas segment, it operates a network more than 4,000 km long and its share on the Czech gas market amounts to 5.5 percent. E.ON has been working on the consolidation of its portfolio of cogeneration units with a view to increasing the current own production.
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 five 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.
E.ON entered the Brazilian energy market in April 2012 with the acquisition of a 11.7 percent stake in MPX, the energy company of the Brazilian EBX Group. The company is based in Rio de Janeiro. In 2013, E.ON expanded its strategic partnership in Brazil by increasing its stake to around 38 percent. The company was renamed into ENEVA in the same year.
With almost 3 gigawatts that are already in operation or connected to the grid by the end of 2014 and a project pipeline of 10 gigawatts, ENEVA is an ideal base for E.ON to participate in the growth of energy demand in Brazil. Moreover, the country has, to a large extent, a regulated energy market. The majority of the projects in which E.ON is involved in Brazil sell its energy by highly stable, regulated and long-term contracts with regional distributors.
E.ON has agreed with the Sabanci Group, one of Turkey's largest financial and industrial conglomerates an energy partnership for the fast-growing Turkish market. E.ON acquired in April 2013 a 50 percent stake in the Turkish EnerjiSA and is now pushing with the Sabanci Group, the owner of the remaining 50 percent, the development of the local energy market. Turkey is one of the fastest growing energy markets with an enormous need for additional generation capacity. EnerjiSA already has a significant generation portfolio of approximately 2.6 gigawatts of installed capacity in gas, hydro and wind power plants. Other projects are currently under construction or development. Together E.ON and Sabanci, strive to achieve a total of around 7.5 gigawatts in power generation and a share of at least 10 percent in the Turkish energy market in the long term.
Besides generating electricity EnerjiSA runs a sales and distribution network business, with around 9 million customers. From this excellent starting point, E.ON does not only aim for a quarter of the Turkish distribution and sales market, but also for the market of decentralized energy solutions.
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