Hanover/Karlsruhe. This morning, German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel began her tour of the Hanover International Fair with a visit to the stand of the EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG. She was accompanied by the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Dr. Annette Schavan, the Minister-President of Lower Saxony, Christian Wulff, and the Mayor of the City of Hanover, Dr. h.c. Herbert Schmalstieg. The Chairman of the Board of the EnBW, Prof. Utz Claassen, welcoming the Chancellor and her delegation at the EnBW stand, said: “If you are looking for innovation, you have come to the right place with the EnBW. The hydro-electric power station at Rheinfelden – the largest current project involving regenerative energy in Germany – the planned compressed-air accumulator and sea-energy power station in Lower Saxony, and the subsidising of geothermia, are only a few examples. With the EnBW EnyCity, the energy-optimised metropolis of the future, we are bundling networked competencies in Germany, in order to be able to export them to the energy-hungry regions of the future – for instance, China and India.“
Chancellor Merkel thanked him for the interesting insights and outlook. “We were right to start our tour with the topic of energy,” she said. “I wish the EnBW much creativity and courage to tread new paths.”
The EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG have for many years been presenting innovative energy concepts and products at the world’s largest industrial fair. The centrepiece of their presentation at this year’s fair comprises tailor-made products for industrial customers, contracting models, and innovative energy concepts. With their presentation, the EnBW hope to provide impulses for the energy supply of the future, and to spark off forward-looking development. The EnBW fair stand is C10 in Hall 13.
Using energy efficiently and ecologically
For the EnBW, responsible, efficient use of energy plays an decisive role. With the project that is just beginning – “EnBW Network Energy Efficiency“ - the EnBW are emphasising their responsible role in energy and social politics. Each of these networks consists of 10 to 15 middle-class companies in one region, which investigate their potential for optimisation in the use of energy under the guidance and chairmanship of experts from the EnBW. The savings achieved benefit both the companies themselves and the environment. The concept is one of the “lighthouse projects” of the Energy Impulse Circles conducted by the EnBW as part of the Federal Government’s “Partners for Innovation” initiative.
As a logical extension of this idea, the EnBW are offering large companies an “EnBW Energy Efficiency Forum” tailored to their needs. Here, the EnBW support an internal company project team with energy-technological skills, methodological competence, and analysis and measurement processes. As with the energy Efficiency Network, the aim here is to optimise the use of energy – and thus, in the final analysis, to lower costs and protect the environment.
Electricity products tailored to specific needs
The EnBW have developed a new product for middle-class companies that wish for electricity-supply contracts oriented on the stock-exchange, but do not possess the necessary competence in market analysis and control: “EnBW Index Active continuous”. This divides the electricity supply into several slices, the prices of which are fixed at defined times in advance of the supply period on the basis of an EEX trading product. The fixing times that are agreed upon in advance reduce the effort on the part of the companies to a minimum. The Index Active continuous thus offers an excellent opportunity to distribute risks, with simple, transparent pricing.
With the “EnBW Expert Active”, larger companies with a high demand on energy have an offering available that is oriented more closely on the stock exchange, and yet moderates their own costs. The demand diagnosis, which is drawn up by the customer, is implemented in three stages: first, by individually scheduled supply or suitable standard trading products; in the second stage by the specific load forecast for the day ahead, for which the lacking or excess quantities can be bought or sold on the spot market; and finally – when the difference from the actual load development has been ascertained – with necessary (or excess) compensating energy. Although the “Expert Active” includes convenience elements, such as trading and balance management, the company profits with regard to prices from taking over the responsibility of making the forecasts.
EnBW Energy Solutions GmbH – Partner for Industry’s Energy
Contracting partnerships, and with them an optimised energy-supply concept and long-term planning security for energy costs, are offered by the EnBW Energy Solutions GmbH (ESG). It is at the service of the customers from the first demand analysis and conception right up to the later operation of the generating plants. In this, the ESG undertakes the necessary investment and, together with the customer, develops an optimal operator model.
At the Hanover Fair the ESG presents various already implemented contracting projects, such as the complete electricity and steam supply for a major paper manufacturer; the refrigeration and steam supply for the dialysis technology of a global medical-technology company; or the handling of the complete generation and distribution of energy and media for a leading international healthcare company.
The EnBW Energy Experience
The innovative product presentation is rounded off by further exciting, informative presentations. During a virtual flight over Baden-Württemberg by satellite picture, for example, fair visitors can see the EnBW’s innovative locations, and where the company is working on the future of energy – like the extension of the run-of-river power station at Rheinfelden on the Upper Rhine. The walk-in Impulse Line – the horizontal, orange graphic element in the EnBW logo – presents the world of the EnBW brands: Naturenergie from Rheinfelden, with the certified eco-electricity product, Yello Strom, where electricity is still “yellow, good and cheap”, or the Watt GmbH, specialising in middle-class businesses.
With the EnBW to the FIFA Football World Cup 2006TM
There is even something for the football enthusiasts among the fair visitors at the EnBW stand. As a national sponsor of the FIFA Football World Cup 2006TM, the EnBW are raffling two tickets for the finals of the FIFA Football World Cup TM Germany 2006 in Berlin, in connection with a virtual game of football skill.