With almost 60,000 employees supplying energy to over 16 million electricity customers and 7 million gas customers, RWE AG is one of the leading power generation companies in Europe. The company produces energy by regular and brown power stations, as well as nuclear and regenerative power plants. RWE continually works on methods to improve and optimize the efficiency of its new and existing power stations. Optimization is a key aspect in the engineering, design and construction of new and existing power stations. Efficiency is an important factor in the planning of the operations and maintenance of the power stations.