As johannes teyssen as a head of the EON group, he took the leadership of a power giant. More than 275 billion kilowatt hours EON produced then. Only a good tenth has remained abstained because teyssen on thursday (1. April) the rudder to his successor leonhard birnbaum. When the last three nuclear power plants are switched off at the end of next year, EON will have passed itself completely from electricity production.
Network operator instead of energy generators
Teyssen has completely reduced the group in recent years – from the kilowatt champion, the number one of the energy networks has become. Under the prere of the nuclear phase-out and the energy transition, he first had the power generation from coal and gas and then redistributed the business fields of the two companies in a spectacular deal with the long-term rivals RWE.
Eon took over the electricity and gas networks and customer business of RWE subsidiary innogy and gave his renewable energies to RWE. Teys herself took a position change during this time. At his place of office, he had called the nuclear power as indispensable because they keep costs low for customers without burdening the climate. Meanwhile, nuclear energy for him is "too expensive, too risky and politically too crisp", how he should do the handelsblatt said. At the subject of nuclear power, he and his colleagues had themselves "in the labyrinth".