Culture electrifies – that’s why we’re supporting you. Over a hundred years and more on the Ruhr.

The Ruhr region has undergone a transformation: The one-time “coalhouse” has become a modern metropolitan region and RWE has partly driven this development. Over its more than one hundred-year history the Essen-based Rheinisch-Westfälischen Elektrizitätswerk has become one of Europe’s leading energy suppliers – and the Ruhr coalhouse has turned into the 2010 Capital of Culture. This close link has further deepened with RWE’s involvement in the culture, history and environment of its home region – and not just during the Capital of Culture year. Culture electrifies – it inspires contemplation, opens up new horizons and brings people together, strengthening the region in the long term.