RWE is one of Europe’s five leading electricity and gas companies. Through our expertise in oil, gas and lignite production; electricity generation from gas, coal, nuclear and renewables; energy trading as well as electricity and gas distribution and sales; we are active at all stages of the energy value chain. Around 70,000 employees supply over 16 million electricity customers and nearly eight million gas customers with energy, both reliably and at fair prices. In fiscal 2012, we recorded approximately €53 billion in revenue.
Europe is our market: in terms of sales, we are No. 3 in electricity and No. 5 in gas. In Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, we are among the largest suppliers of both fuels. In the Czech Republic, we are No. 1 in the gas business. We also have leading positions in other markets in Central Eastern Europe.
The European energy sector is undergoing fundamental changes. We want to play our part in the continued development of the European energy system, proving that we are trustworthy and high performing. Our strategy is to invest in renewable energy and a modern network infrastructure. In addition, we take advantage of opportunities in the market which arise due to new customer demands by offering a wide range of innovative energy products and services.


RWE Group position on individual markets (by sales) in 2013

GermanyNumber 1Number 3
NetherlandsNumber 2Number 2
UKNumber 4Number 5
Central and East Europe

Number 1 in Hungary

Number 5 in Slovakia

Number 5 in Poland

Number 7 in the Czech Republic

Active in Croatia

Active in Turkey

Number 1 in Czech Republic

Number 2 in Slovakia

Europe in totalNumber 3Number 5