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A Review Of The E.ON Power Company (UK And Europe)

A Review Of The E.ON Power Company (UK And Europe)

This article gives figures and facts about E.ON the energy company. It gives details such as how much CO2 they produce, and how they generate their energy. It gives a few of their selling points and information on their green initiatives. This article also has details on their ranking within the YouGov customer service survey. E.ON used to be known as Powergen. Powergen was formed in 1990. Their name changed to E.ON when it was bought by the German company E.ON in 2002. EON is one of the six big energy producers in the UK, and has a very good customer service track record. Here are a few things you should know about E.ON.

How many people are customers of E.ON?

EON UK currently has 5.3 million customers. Out of the six largest energy suppliers, EON has the second least amount of customers. The only major supplier with fewer customers is ScottishPower, who have only 5.2 million customers.

What are E.ON’s selling points?

EON offer a range of services besides providing gas and electricity. They also offer services for central heating and boilers. EON also offer services to that install and maintain central heating and boilers.

They have invested a lot of money into green energy. E.ON currently own and operate wind farms in the United Kingdom. Some people like EON because they offer Tesco Clubcard points for every pound spent on gas or electricity.

EON customer satisfaction

EON scored the highest on a customer satisfaction survey that took place in November 2012. The company scored an overall score of 73.5% in a survey conducted by YouGov.

How do E.ON generate energy?

Gas is used to produce 47% of the power generated by EON. Coal is their second biggest fuel, and it generates 34% of their energy. They use renewable resources to produce 10% of their energy, and nuclear fuel to generate 5% of their fuel. Around 5% of their power is generated via other means.

How much CO2 do E.ON produce?

EON are the second largest producers of CO2 the United Kingdom. They generate around 550 kilograms of CO2 per kWh. They are second to ScottishPower who currently generate over 600 kilograms of CO2 per kWh. This means that E.ON are generating over 100 kilograms of CO2 per kWh above the national average, as the national average is just under 450 kilograms of CO2 per kWh.

How much nuclear waste do E.ON produce?

EON produces 0.001 grams of nuclear waste per kWh. That is 0.00075 grams less than the national average, which currently stands at 0.00175 grams of nuclear waste per kWh.
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E.ON general knowledge

Powergen was acquired by the German company EON in 2002, but they did not change the name to EON UK until 2007. The name change came as part of a large re-branding campaign. The E.ON Company is the largest investor-owned power companies on the planet. They are the second largest energy producer in the UK and have the second largest distribution network.

EON own 21 wind farms across the UK. They also have a biomass power station based in Lockerbie. EON are currently working on installing more wind farms in British waters. They currently are working on the world’s biggest offshore wind farm.

EON offer a number of services other than providing gas and electricity. They offer central heating and boiler insurance, maintenance and installation for domestic customers. They also supply 13,000 commercial and large industrial companies too.

Reference List

www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/suppliers/eon
www.eon-uk.com
www.electricity-guide.org.uk/providers/powergen.html
www.ukpower.co.uk/gas_electricity_suppliers/eon

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