01 EWE AG As an innovative service provider with a regional focus, EWE is active in the business areas of energy, telecommunications and information technology. By bringing these three areas together under one roof, the Group is ideally positioned to develop and operate intelligent energy systems. Thanks to its range of innovative products for private and corporate customers, EWE is shaping the energy supply of tomorrow with the greatest possible sustainability, efficiency and reliability. With more than 8,000 employees and sales figures of around seven billion euros, EWE is one of the largest utility companies in Germany. The Group, based in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, is primarily owned by the local government. It provides around 1.5 million customers in northwestern Germany, Brandenburg and Rügen, as well as parts of Poland and Turkey, with electricity and gas and 700,000 customers with telecommunication services. To achieve this, the various companies in the EWE Group operate more than 180,000 kilometres of energy and telecommunication networks. Furthermore, the EWE subsidiary BTC is one of Germany’s 15 most important IT service providers.. 02 GIE Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the sole interest of the infrastructure industry in the natural gas business such as Transmission System Operators, Storage System Operators and LNG Terminal Operators. GIE has currently 68 members in 25 European countries. GIE voices the views of its members vis-à-vis the European institutions, regulators and other stakeholders. Its mission is to actively contribute to the construction of a single, sustainable and competitive gas market in Europe underpinned by a stable and predictable regulatory framework as well as by a sound investment climate. 03 Storage Jemgum The natural gas storage facility in Jemgum stands out due to its excellent location in the German and Dutch natural gas markets. From the German market areas GASPOOL and NetConnect Germany to TTF in the Netherlands, Jemgum offers access to many large transmission systems and import points for high-calorific gas. Consequently, you benefit from favourable conditions enabling you to successfully participate in gas trading or control energy markets. Secure your storage capacity at the Jemgum facility now, where our state-of-the-art storage caverns will be available to you starting in 2013. 04 INES Initiative Erdgasspeicher e. V. (INES) is an association of major German storage facility operators, with headquarters in Berlin. INES promotes enhanced public awareness of natural gas storage facilities, which are equally essential for security of supplies and for the energy transition. The initiative has set the target of shaping an appropriate market framework. The member companies of INES provide appropriate support for the transformation of energy markets.