RWE is one of Europe’s five leading electricity and gas companies. The company active in the generation, trading, transmission and supply of electricity and gas. This integrated business model enables RWE to take advantage of the rising demand for energy. More than 70,000 employees supply over 16 million customers with electricity and approximately 8 million customers with gas. In fiscal 2009, RWE recorded about €48 billion in revenue.
RWE is the No. 1 power producer in Germany, No. 2 in the Netherlands, and No. 3 in the UK. RWE continuously expands their position in Central and South Eastern Europe.
RWE´s power plant portfolio and their investment programme for building new, environmentally friendly and flexible generation capacity are the main basis for growing earnings in the future. Energy from renewables plays a key role. RWE´s leading position in European energy trading helps them make optimal use of their power plants on the market. The company reacts to changes in customer needs by offering new products for homes, commerce and industry. In this context, climate protection and energy efficiency are becoming increasingly important.
RWE´s gas and oil production businesses are displaying above-average growth. In light of the long-term global rise in demand for gas, the company plans to steadily increase the amount it produces in-house.
RWE is continuously developing new, innovative technologies, in order to make more efficient, environmentally friendly and price worthy use of energy. RWE has the energy to lead, so that the company can continue to ensure security of supply for their customers in the future.
RWE´s aim is to create sustainable value for their investors, customers and employees. Therefore, their strategy centres on organic growth, supplemented by value-increasing acquisitions. This is the basis on which RWE wants to let their shareholders take part in the Group’s success in the future.