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Company Overview of E.ON UK plc

Company Overview

E.ON UK plc engages in generating and distributing electricity, and retailing power and gas in the United Kingdom. The company generates electricity from a portfolio of coal, oil, gas, wind, and biomass power plants. As of December 31, 2011, it served approximately 8.2 million customers, including 7.6 million residential customers, and 0.6 million small and medium-sized businesses, and industrial customers. The company also provides services to customers to heat their homes and understand their energy usage; and home installation services. In addition, it engages in developing gas storage facilities, as well as undertaking gas and oil exploration and production activities. The company is hea...

Westwood Way

Westwood Business Park

Coventry,  CV4 8LG

United Kingdom

11,459 Employees


44 24 7642 4000


44 24 7642 5432

Key Executives for E.ON UK plc

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 55
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Corporate Affairs
Managing Director of Distribution
Managing Director of Business Services and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

E.ON UK plc Key Developments

E.ON UK Plans to Close Stoke CCGT Facility

E.ON UK plc announced that it plans to close its Stoke CCGT facility therefore removing 56MWe of UK generating capacity for the plant. In addition the company has announced that operations structures at Sandbach, Castleford and Thornhill CCGT facilities will also be altered to further reduce costs reflecting the new realities of running generation CCGT sites in the current economic climate. These facilities can provide up to 162MWe to the grid when required. E.ON is working closely with employees and contractors across the four sites to discuss potential options during and beyond the restructuring process.

E.ON UK plc Partners with OPOWER, Inc. to Launch Saving Energy Toolkit

E.ON UK plc has partnered with OPOWER, Inc. to launch the Saving Energy Toolkit, a solution which will help the customers to understand and transform their home energy usage. Available to E.ON customers, the online Saving Energy Toolkit provides an insightful analysis of a household's energy use, including where and when energy is being used with a breakdown of costs and information on how they compare to other customers in their local area. The tool compares a household's electricity and/or gas use with around 100 anonymous E.ON customers with homes of a similar size and type, and against the most energy efficient homes in their local area. It also provides comparisons of how each household's energy use stacks up to these homes in order to encourage positive behavioural change and represents information in simple graph comparisons so people are able to easily identify where they can make energy savings.

E.ON UK plc Ceases Operations at Coal-Fired Kingsnorth Power Plant

E.ON UK plc has ceased commercial generation at its 1,940-MW Kingsnorth coal-fired power plant. The closure was originally announced March 8. Decommissioning of Kingsnorth is set to be done in preparation for the plant's formal closure on March 31, 2013. The plant closure is the result of the European Union's Large Combustion Plant Directive legislation, which required it to close after generating for 20,000 hours after January 1, 2008, if the company did not opt to retrofit the plant with pollution controls. The power station was commissioned in 1970.

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