Our strategic alignment

We aim to be one of the first “climate-positive” energy suppliers

Our aim is climate protection: We are committed to the targets set out in the Paris Climate Agreement and will be climate neutral as a company by 2040. Not only that: from 2040 onwards, we will even be climate positive.

We are creating the energy system of the future

The new energy world is being built around two key developments: on the one hand the further growth in renewable energies and the ongoing associated process of decentralisation and on the other hand the digitalisation of the energy industry, a technological transformation that affects all stages of the value chain and makes new solutions possible.

We acted early to align our company towards this future and are continually working to develop our activities further. In the years ahead, we will continue to invest substantial sums with key focuses on further expanding renewable energies, boosting energy efficiency and developing innovative services and products.

We are promoting the energy turnaround – for electricity and heat and with climate-friendly solutions for our customers

As a key partner and solutions provider, we help our customers to meet their climate targets, whether they are retail, business or industrial customers, or municipal utility companies and local authorities. To promote the energy turnaround in all our areas of activity and at all our locations, we access and use as many green options as possible. This way, we are setting new standards for the energy turnaround, such as in the “Mannheim Model”, where we are working hand in hand with the City of Mannheim, with our new modular gas-fired combined heat and power plant in Kiel, and in our international activities.

By consistently implementing our own decarbonisation targets, we are also making our products and services much greener and more varied, for example by offering combined products comprising photovoltaics systems, electricity storage and e-mobility solutions.

Our heating vision is the key to a sustainable supply

Environmentally friendly district heating is and will remain an integral part of our corporate strategy. Particular in large built-up areas, district heating is a crucial component of any sustainable and forward-looking heat supply. That is why we are consistently working to gradually make this supply “green” in the years ahead. This way, we are practically reinventing district heating.In this, we can draw on the broadest green electricity and heat portfolio available at any German energy company. This starts with residual heat from waste incineration and ranges via regenerative energy sources such as biomass, biomethane and river heat through to new possibilities in the areas of geothermal energy, biogenic sewage sludge incineration and waste industrial heat.

We are consistently expanding renewable energies

In the field of renewable energies we cover the entire value chain: from generation to trading through to grids and sales. Our business fields include onshore wind power, where we intend to further expand our portfolio, and our activities in using solar power, biomass, organic waste and biomethane.

We are developing services to assist our customers in implementing their own energy turnarounds and support them on their way to climate neutrality

The solutions we offer to all customer groups meant that we have suitable products and services enabling us to shape the electricity, heat and mobility turnaround together with our customers. We accompany cities and local authorities as they themselves put the new infrastructure they need for the future into place. We provide private customers with combined products and services enabling them to implement their very own energy turnarounds at home. For industrial customers, we offer solutions for e-mobility, including charging infrastructure and smart charging management, while continually expanding the range of products and services we offer for electricity-based energy generation, such as photovoltaics contracting models.

In doing so, we draw on our expertise and enrich this with new ideas resulting from our strategic partnerships and shareholdings in companies. Our customers benefit from a combination of energy industry know-how, software intelligence, extensive experience and expertise.

We are pressing ahead with generating energy from waste materials

We have also set ourselves ambitious targets in our environmental energy activities. By working with CO2 capturing, we will not only decarbonise our energy from waste plants in the long term. Using this technology will even enable us to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. At the same time, these waste incineration plants are making an ever more important contribution to ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of heat and electricity and are a major cornerstone of a modern, resource-saving recycling economy. In Germany, we are one of the three largest operators of energy from waste and biomass power plants.

By additionally expanding our organic waste fermentation activities and recycling phosphorous from sewage sludge, we are turning our locations into integrated resource management and energy hubs.

Innovations form the basis for MVV’s successful future

Innovations safeguard MVV’s ability to operate successfully in future. That is why we are committed to a culture in which competence is actually lived and further developed in modern training programmes. We monitor and regularly review those developments in technologies, procedures and processes that we draw on, taking due account of the economic, ecological and political backdrop. Digitalisation plays a major role in all our efforts to innovate. As well as creating a modern hybrid world of work and cooperation, we make targeted use of the possibilities offered by digitalisation to continually improve the efficiency of our processes. Not only that: For our customers, we also offer easy-to-use apps, such as those for e-mobility. We deploy predictive maintenance based on artificial intelligence and big data. This way, we optimise maintenance cycles at our power plants and wind turbines, for example, and also minimise their downtimes.