Ranking of the world's largest electric utilities in 2018, based on sales (in billion U.S. dollars)

Ranking: world's biggest electric utilities based on sales 2018 This statistic gives a ranking of the world's biggest electric utilities in 2018, based on sales revenue. With sales of around 86.7 billion U.S. dollars, Italy-based Enel was ranked first.
Ranking of the world's largest electric utilities based on sales

It happened on January 3, 2012. At the time, Mr. McGillicuddy was living in Leith, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. He was all by himself in his tidy flat, eating his tea, when the storm began to batter the Scottish capital: Gusts of 100 miles per hour were blasting through the streets in the suburbs, while the narrow closes of the city’s Old Town were tormented by the roaring storm. The wind tossed through the air, cutting off electricity lines and damaging infrastructure. The lights went out, and many homes were left without power. Mr. McGillicuddy shivered due to the cold. It was only then that he realized just how important electricity was to him.

SSE plc and Scottish Power, an Iberdrola subsidiary, are among the two main utilities providing power to Edinburgh residents. Iberdrola and SSE are included in the 2018 ranking of the largest electric utilities worldwide. E.ON, headquartered Germany, reached sales of a approximately 43 billion U.S. dollars while Exelon was ranked as the leading U.S.-based electric utility company in terms of sales.
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Sales in billion U.S. dollars
Enel
(Italy)
86.7
Uniper
(Germany)
83
EDF
(France)
78.5
ENGIE
(France)
73.3
Korea Electric Power
(South Korea)
52.9
Tokyo Electric Power
(Japan)
52.8
RWE Group
(Germany)
47.9
E.ON
(Germany)
43
SSE
(UK)
38
Iberdrola
(Spain)
37.8
Exelon
(U.S.)
34.5
Kansai Electric Power
(Japan)
28.3
Chubu Electric Power
(Japan)
25.7
EnBW Energie Baden
(Germany)
24.8
Duke Energy
(U.S.)
24
Southern Company
(United States)
23.8
Huaneng Power International
(China)
23.7
Tohuku Electric Power
(Japan)
18.7
National Grid
(UK)
18.4
Edp-energias De Portugal
(Portugal)
17.8
Sales in billion U.S. dollars
Enel
(Italy)
86.7
Uniper
(Germany)
83
EDF
(France)
78.5
ENGIE
(France)
73.3
Korea Electric Power
(South Korea)
52.9
Tokyo Electric Power
(Japan)
52.8
RWE Group
(Germany)
47.9
E.ON
(Germany)
43
SSE
(UK)
38
Iberdrola
(Spain)
37.8
Exelon
(U.S.)
34.5
Kansai Electric Power
(Japan)
28.3
Chubu Electric Power
(Japan)
25.7
EnBW Energie Baden
(Germany)
24.8
Duke Energy
(U.S.)
24
Southern Company
(United States)
23.8
Huaneng Power International
(China)
23.7
Tohuku Electric Power
(Japan)
18.7
National Grid
(UK)
18.4
Edp-energias De Portugal
(Portugal)
17.8
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This statistic gives a ranking of the world's biggest electric utilities in 2018, based on sales revenue. With sales of around 86.7 billion U.S. dollars, Italy-based Enel was ranked first.
Ranking of the world's largest electric utilities based on sales

It happened on January 3, 2012. At the time, Mr. McGillicuddy was living in Leith, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. He was all by himself in his tidy flat, eating his tea, when the storm began to batter the Scottish capital: Gusts of 100 miles per hour were blasting through the streets in the suburbs, while the narrow closes of the city’s Old Town were tormented by the roaring storm. The wind tossed through the air, cutting off electricity lines and damaging infrastructure. The lights went out, and many homes were left without power. Mr. McGillicuddy shivered due to the cold. It was only then that he realized just how important electricity was to him.

SSE plc and Scottish Power, an Iberdrola subsidiary, are among the two main utilities providing power to Edinburgh residents. Iberdrola and SSE are included in the 2018 ranking of the largest electric utilities worldwide. E.ON, headquartered Germany, reached sales of a approximately 43 billion U.S. dollars while Exelon was ranked as the leading U.S.-based electric utility company in terms of sales.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
as of May 11, 2018
Supplementary notes
Only includes public companies.
Cutoff values according to the source: sales 4.47 billion U.S. dollars, profits of 333.3 million U.S. dollars, assets of 10.72 billion U.S. dollars and market value of 6.55 billion U.S. dollars.

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