FRANKFURT (Reuters) - It will take Germany's No. 2 utility RWE
Germany's big utility companies are only just emerging from a downturn caused by the government's decision last year to shut all nuclear power stations in the country by 2022.
"We will likely need that long (2015) until debt and earnings power are back to satisfactory levels," Peter Terium told Handelsblatt in an interview to be published in its Monday edition. He said RWE would be a stronger and more international company by 2015.
RWE last week reported slower profit growth than that of main rival E.ON
(Reporting by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Susan Fenton)