We are currently facing unprecedented challenges due to the corona pandemic. Overcoming this crisis will require solidarity, understanding and a collective effort from all of us.
Just like all energy companies, we have a special responsibility during this time and it is something we are all too willing to take on. As an operator of critical infrastructure, we know how to handle these types of challenges and already began to prepare ourselves at an early stage for the possibility that this outbreak would become a serious pandemic: We have phased contingency plans in place that are practised on a regular basis. An expert task force is working closely together with all specialist departments at our company and with external bodies.
While many employees are keeping our day-to-day business running by working from home, the operational teams responsible for our power plants, grid control centres, the supply of water and the disposal of waste are ensuring that our energy supply system is also working safely and reliably during this difficult time.
Furthermore, we are endeavouring within the scope of our capabilities to provide support to our partners using the expertise we have in the technical management of crisis situations. We want to remove any additional burden on our customers by restoring the connections to any cut-off electricity or gas supplies and we are also available to help our customers in any other way we can to the very best of our abilities.
I can assure you that EnBW remains stable and secure.
Chairman of the Board of Management