E.ON to focus in offshore wind energy after unsuccessful bid for EDP

The Portuguese Government has rejected E.ON’s bid for the 21.35 percent stake in EDP. E.ON has submitted what it considers a strong proposal with a fair price, based on an in depth valuation of the offered stake.

Johannes Teyssen, Chairman of the Management Board of E.ON AG said: “The acquisition of a minority stake in EDP would have been good for E.ON and EDP. However, we were not in a position to offer more than what we can justify as an appropriate and value creating investment. This is in the interest of our shareholders as well as of our internal and external stakeholders.”

E.ON will now continue to concentrate on delivering its strategy by putting emphasis on the profitability of its existing businesses and by investing into new businesses and selected growth markets. As part of this, E.ON will invest EUR7 billion over the next five years into renewables energy, including three large offshore wind farm plants in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.