RWE AG is a German electricity and gas company, based in Essen. It has around 66,000 employees, and supplies over 16 million electricity customers and nearly eight million gas customers with energy, principally in Europe. RWE was founded in 1898 as Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk Aktiengesellschaft, and its first power station began operating in Essen in 1900. RWE is one of Europe’s five leading electricity and gas companies. In fiscal 2013, it recorded €54 billion in revenue.

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