HAMBURG ENERGIE (www.hamburgenergie.de) was founded in May 2009 as a subsidiary of HAMBURG WASSER, Hamburg’s municipal water supplier. HAMBURG ENERGIE is thus owned to 100 percent by the city of Hamburg. As a municipal enterprise, HAMBURG ENERGIE takes on responsibility for our environment and stands for a secure and environmentally friendly energy supply for all citizens and business companies in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. In contrast to many other energy suppliers, HAMBURG ENERGIE completely abandons the use of energy from coal or nuclear power plants. Instead, the company strives to deliver green electricity from natural and renewable sources. In order to actively promote the clean energy switch, HAMBURG ENERGIE not only sells green electricity but also has furthermore committed itself to continuously invest in renewable power plants in Hamburg and the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.
HAMBURG ENERGIE invests in the development of a sustainable energy supply – for instance with its own solar and wind energy plants, which make use of local potentials. In order to do so, the company raises the share of regenerative energies in the city of Hamburg, supports the local economy, and creates jobs for the future.
One of HAMBURG ENERGIE’s future goals is to gradually create a group of enterprises that are active in all energy sectors – electricity, gas, long-distance heating – and all value-adding steps of the energy economy – from generation up to energy services. Besides energy generation, topics like virtual power plants, smart grids, control energy and energy efficiency play an important role at HAMBURG ENERGIE. Within the information and communication technology (ICT) unit innovative projects are developed and promoted. Together with the city of Hamburg, HAMBURG ENERGIE works towards meeting the challenges to an intelligent energy supply.
|Jana Kim Koehler