RWE AG is a German electric power and natural gas public utility company based in Essen. Through its various subsidiaries the energy company contributes electricity and gas to more than 20 million electricity customers and 10 million gas customers principally in Europe. RWE is the second largest electricity producer in Germany. RWE previously owned American Water the United States' largest investor-owned water utility but this was divested in 2008.
Key people are Jürgen Großmann and Manfred Schneider.