E.ON is one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies. At facilities across Europe, Russia, and North America, its nearly 79,000 employees generated just under EUR113 billion in sales in 2011. The company has an ambitious objective: to make energy cleaner and better wherever it operates. Going forward, it intends to expand its business outside Europe. The new strategy, whose motto is cleaner & better energy, will transform E.ON into a global provider of specialized energy solutions. The new E.ON will benefit the company's 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 its generation portfolio, renewables business, optimization and trading, new-build projects and innovative technology, and exploration and production business. Eleven regional units manage the company's retail operations, regional energy networks, and distributed-generation activities in Europe. It is also engaged in power generation and wholesale power marketing in Russia, a special-focus country. E.ON Group created a new unit, E.ON International Energy, to expand its business outside Europe. It will leverage the 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.