Centrica is an integrated energy company, providing energy and services to customers throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland and North America. Its core operations are the retail businesses, British Gas and Direct Energy, which have over 16 million customer relationships; an exploration and production business, Centrica Energy, focused in the North Sea and Canada; power generation; trading; and gas storage. It has 37,000 employees worldwide working to secure customers' energy needs sustainably and affordably.