E.ON opens new wind farm in Portugal

Frank Mastiaux, CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables: "With the commissioning of our new wind farm in Portugal we are strengthening further our portfolio of renewable energies in southern Europe. Alongside the United States, the Iberian peninsula is part of our strategic target region for the expansion of onshore wind energy. While we are systematically expanding offshore wind technology in northern Europe, especially in the UK, Denmark and Germany, southern Europe is an ideal terrain for us for the development of onshore technology and for the use of solar energy."

In Spain and Portugal alone, E.ON now operates onshore wind farms with a total capacity of 360 MW. In all, E.ON already has onshore wind turbines plants with a capacity of over 2,756 MW in Europe and the United States.

In addition, E.ON is consistently pushing ahead with its offshore activities. In German, UK and Danish waters, plants with a capacity of about 300 MW are already in operation, some of them together with partners, over 400 MW are being constructed and roughly 4,000 MW are at the planning and development stage.

E.ON is thus one of the leaders with its experience in the field of offshore wind energy and will by the end of 2010 be the world’s second-largest operator of offshore wind energy plants.

Jonas Abrahamsson appointed as new CEO of E.ON Nordic

E.ON has appointed Jonas Abrahamsson as the Chief Executive of E.ON Nordic. Mr Abrahamsson will leave his current role as CFO of E.ON Energy Trading, based in Düsseldorf, to take up his new position. Christopher Delbrück, CFO for E.ON Nordic, will replace Mr Abrahamsson at E.ON Energy Trading. Marc Hoffmann, Head of Controlling and Finance at E.ON Nordic, will step up as CFO of Nordic. All three management changes are effective from July 1st, 2010.

Jonas Abrahamsson joined the E.ON Group in 1991 after studying Economics at the University of Lund in Sweden. Following a number of roles in the former Sydkraft AB, he took responsibility for Energy Trading within the Nordic Market Unit in 2002 and joined the Management Board in 2004. He joined E.ON Energy Trading as CFO in 2008 as the business was being established.

Johannes Teyssen, CEO of E.ON AG, said: "As an experienced and international director, Jonas was the right choice for this important role in the Nordic region. Jonas brings with him a wealth of management expertise. The board and I would like to thank Jonas for all his hard work at E.ON Energy Trading where he played a key role in building our successful international trading business. Working with our experienced Nordic team, I am confident Jonas will find his new role in Sweden challenging and rewarding and we wish him well.”

Jonas Abrahamsson said: “I am very much looking forward to taking on my new role. E.ON’s business in the Nordic region is well established in the market place and obviously plays a very important role in the community. Together with the almost 6,000 very capable and engaged employees, we will continue to develop the Nordic business further for the benefit of our customers and other stakeholders in the region.”

Mr Abrahamsson takes over the role from the outgoing CEO, Håkan Buskhe, who leaves the company to take up a new role. Mr Buskhe will stay until the July 31st 2010, in order to handover to Mr Abrahamsson.

Christopher Delbrück, who takes over Mr Abrahamsson’s position as CFO at E.ON Energy Trading, has been with E.ON Group since 2002. Mr Delbrück has a masters degree from Harvard University and currently holds the position of CFO at E.ON Nordic, based in Malmö. Before moving to Sweden, he was responsible for Business Development for the Market Units Central Europe and Pan European Gas at E.ON AG Corporate Center in Düsseldorf.

The new CFO at E.ON Nordic will be Marc Hoffmann. He joined the E.ON Group in 2001 and is currently Head of Controlling and Finance at E.ON Nordic. Mr Hoffmann has a business degree and previously held a position in the controlling department at E.ON AG Corporate Center.