In the wake of losses encountered by its grid operations as a result of regulatory changes, German utility E.ON may cut 1,500 jobs across its regional energy suppliers in Germany, management board member Christoph Daenzer-Vanotti told Die Welt, as cited by Thomson Financial.

<p>The report quoted Mr Vanotti as saying: Our revenues in electricity grid operations were cut by 14% by the grid regulatory authority last year alone. Here in Germany, we&#0039;re now on the borderline of profitability in the grid business.<br /><br />Stating that the company lost E600 million due to the regulatory pricing changes, Mr Vanotti also said that further income losses could occur when a new incentive-based regulatory system is introduced in 2009, revealed Thompson Financial, citing the Die Welt report.</p>