Energy is life. It is the nervous system of a modern industrial society. As one of the biggest energy corporations in Europe, we make a significant contribution towards ensuring that the wheels of industry keep on turning. Today, we are an international company, but our roots are in the Rhine and Ruhr regions of Germany. We are traditionally very closely linked to the areas in which we are active. After all, we have grown alongside these regions – and the regions have grown alongside us. It is as a result of this understanding that we are committed to each area. It’s about much more than just electricity and heat. As a major employer and investor, we secure growth and jobs. We support the people and the economy of our local areas through numerous projects and in close partnership with the regions.?