The title of our Integrated Annual Report says it all: “E-motion” stands for electromobility, emotion and movement – and thus also for the transformation taking place at our company.
EnBW has been undergoing a profound process of change with a clear goal: we are evolving step by step from a conventional energy supplier into a partner for energy and infrastructure – a partner who relies on sustainability and innovative strength and one who works in an efficient, digital and customer-oriented manner.
We have made progress on this path together in the past year. We have further increased the share of our energy generation accounted for by renewable energies and also invested in new business fields that have a promising future. Fantastic opportunities are emerging as the process of digitalisation brings sectors such as transport and energy closer and closer together. Some examples of this are electromobility, the expansion of broadband infrastructure, and smart city and district development.
This means that we are now rigorously transferring our core expertise – such as the safe and reliable operation of critical energy infrastructure – to neighbouring fields.
As a representative example of these still relatively new themes for EnBW, we are highlighting the opportunities and challenges in the area of electromobility in this report from a variety of different perspectives: Where does Germany stand with respect to this kind of technology compared with other countries? How do we at EnBW want to help e-mobility achieve the breakthrough? What expectations do customers have? And why are partnerships with other companies especially important in this area? You will find our answers to these and other questions on the following pages.
At the same time, this year's main theme will also convey part of our corporate culture. As you will see, we do what we do with passion and emotion. We want to help create something meaningful – after all every masterpiece starts with a single brush stroke. And we want to also leave our mark on the energy world of the future.