RWE Closes Deal With E.ON, Takes Over Operations at innogy

The final step in one of the largest transactions in German industrial history has been completed with RWE taking over the innogy activities from E.ON

The final step in one of the largest transactions in German industrial history has been completed with the major asset swap between RWE and E.ON, with which RWE took over the innogy activities.

As a result, the wind, solar and hydropower businesses as well as the biomass, biogas, and gas storage activities are transferred to RWE. Another asset that is being transferred today is innogy’s stake in the Austrian power utility Kelag, which supplements the portfolio perfectly with its hydroelectric power business. In the autumn of 2019, RWE acquired E.ON’s renewable energy activities, and now the last step is being taken by integrating innogy’s operations.

Markus Krebber, CFO of RWE AG, who spearheaded the integration project, said “we have a wonderful starting point: a huge worldwide renewables portfolio, two teams that complement each other perfectly with many years of experience, and a strong investment programme. This will enable us to strengthen our leading position in the market even further.”

RWE ranks among the world’s largest producers of renewable energy. It plans net investments of approximately EUR 5 billion in Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific, in order to enlarge its existing renewable energy portfolio to over 13 gigawatts. EUR 1 billion of this sum is envisaged for projects in Germany. In the course of the takeover about 2,700 employees are transferring from innogy to RWE.

Rolf Martin Schmitz, CEO of RWE AG said “this is the day we have been working towards for two years. The new RWE has been completed. It is a new, bigger and more diverse company, with a clear goal. By 2040, we will be carbon neutral. This will take us far beyond what other companies are aiming for. Our team has an outstanding position – with a strong renewables business, which is channelling all its energy towards growing internationally and can now hit the ground running. With a fleet of flexible and conventional power stations, which build a reliable bridge to the new energy era. And with energy trading operations with the expertise to seize opportunities on global energy markets.”

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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