Stedin provides safe and continuous transport of gas and electricity to more than two million customers in and around three of the four big cities in Randstad, as well as the Rotterdam harbour area. In 2008 Stedin was the first grid operator in the Netherlands that introduced its own name and positioning. In the same year Stedin invested € 290 million in the improvement and renovation of the electricity and gas grids. This was € 45 million more than in 2007. It concerned replacement investments in the gas grids, expansion of the transport capacity on behalf of the growers in the Oostland and Tinte areas, as well as making possible sustainable energy transport.