As a result of our origins and the fact that the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Oberschwäbischen Elektrizitätswerken – a municipal association of regional and local authorities – are the majority shareholders in the company, we have special links to Baden-Württemberg. Our primary goal is to provide a reliable supply of energy to our home market and to act as a partner in supporting the efforts of citizens, local authorities and companies to develop a decentralised and autonomous energy supply.
In 2013, we realigned our company under the motto: “Energiewende. Safe. Hands on.” We have been driving the Energiewende in Germany forward since then and have streamlined the structure of the Group so that we can react quickly and flexibly on the market. We earn the trust of our customers – households, industry and local authorities – by being their first point of contact for energy issues.
We honour this commitment by utilising our experience and innovative abilities, as well as through listening and engaging in dialogue. By being in close proximity to our customers, we are able to open up new opportunities for growth by offering new products and decentralised solutions for sustainable energy provision and greater energy efficiency.
In the coming years, we will make additional investments totalling billions of euro to become the “engine room of the Energiewende”: We are accelerating our expansion of renewable energies – primarily wind and hydropower – and, at the same time, securing the supply of energy through our modern conventional power stations. By expanding the grids and utilising intelligent technology, our grid subsidiaries are laying the foundations for integrating the ever increasing amount of renewable energies into the grids and smart energy networks.