Locally and regionally rooted - nationally and internationally active

Our company history at a glance

1873 - 1900


  • Start of the Mannheimer Stadtwerke: The City of Mannheim takes over the gasworks in K6/K7.


  • The Käfertal waterworks go into operation, marking the start of a central drinking water supply in Mannheim.


  • Inauguration of the Mannheim Water Tower

  • The power station at the industrial port with a capacity of 3.5 megawatts starts operation. This marks the start of electricity supply in Mannheim.


  • The Luzenberg gasworks commence operation

1900 - 1974


  • The City of Mannheim takes over the electricity utility.


The Mannheim power plant (GKM) goes into operation.


  • Mannheim city centre is connected to the district heating system.
  • Faithful reconstruction of the Mannheim Water Tower


  • Construction of the MVV high-rise building at Luisenring, Mannheim


  • The Combined Heat and Power facility (HKW) on Friesenheimer Insel goes into operation.


  • Mannheim City Council converts its utility departments into Mannheimer Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH with its subsidiaries SMA, RHE and MVG.

1974 - 1999


  • The district heating pipeline from Mannheim to Heidelberg commences operation.


  • Start of district heating supply from the GKM to Schwetzingen


  • Beginning of the engagement in Poland


  • Readjustment and renaming of Stadtwerke Mannheim as MVV Energie AG


  • IPO of MVV Energie AG

2000 - 2016


  • Foundation of the Czech subsidiary MVV Energie CZ.

  • Acquisition of a majority shareholding in Energieversorgung Offenbach AG (EVO) as well as 100 percent of Köthen Energie GmbH and 25.1 percent of Stadtwerke Buchen.


  • Acquisition of 49.9 percent oft he shares each in Stadtwerke Solingen GmbH (SWS GmbH) and Stadtwerke Ingolstadt Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG (SWI).


  • Commissioning of the biomass power plants in Mannheim, Königs Wusterhausen and Flörsheim-Wicker as well as a new boiler at the Mannheim CHP plant.


  • Acqusition of 51 percent of the shares in Stadtwerke Kiel.


  • Founding of MVV Energiedienstleistungen GmbH andMVV Umwelt GmbH

  • Commissioning of the EfW plant TREA Leuna (Sachsen-Anhalt)

  • Capital increase of just under 10 percent


  • Founding of our shared service companies

  • Participation in the Schwetzingen municipal utility

  • Acquisition of IVB Immobilien Versorgung GmbH, Berlin, and Industriepark Gersthofen Servicegesellschaft mbH & Co.KG (IGS)


  • The City of Mannheim sells 16.1 percent of MVV Energie AG to RheinEnergie AG, Cologne.

  • Second TREA Leuna boiler commences operations

  • Capital increase of almost 18 percent


  • Establishment of MVV Environment Ltd. (London, United Kingdom)


  • Start of district heating expansion and congestion programme in Mannheim

  • Participation in Stadtwerke Sinsheim

  • Commissioning of boiler 6 at the HKW Mannheim


  • Acquisition of a wind farm in Plauerhagen (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) and successful entry into the wind energy market.

  • Commissioning of the district heating transport pipeline to Speyer (21 km)


  • Major contract for the design, construction and operation of an Energy from Waste combined heat and power facility in Plymouth, England


  • Acquisition of shares of Stadtwerke Walldorf GmbH

  • Commissioning of the wind farm Kirchberg (Hunsrück) by Energieversorgung Offenbach

  • Acquisition of seven German wind farms from Spanish energy group Iberdrola

  • Commissioning of our first biomethane facility in Klein Wanzleben (Saxony-Anhalt).


  • Construction of a district heating storage facility on the site of the Mannheim power plant.

  • Construction of the Kroppenstedt biomethane plant (Saxony-Anhalt)

  • Construction of Ridham Dock biomass power plant in the UK.


  • Energieversorgung Offenbach commissions the Hungerberg wind farm.

  • Participation in the Luxembourg lighting specialist luminatis S.à.r.l.

  • Takeover of Windwärts Energie GmbH and majority stake in Juwi AG

  • Foundation of our subsidiary Beegy

  • Extension of concessional contracts with the City of Mannheim for a further 20 years


  • Commissioning of unit 9 at the large power plant in Mannheim (GKM)

  • Commissioning of the biomethane plants in Staßfurt and Barby

  • Commissioning of the Energy from Waste facility in Plymouth and the biomass facility in Ridham Dock (Kent)


  • Acquisition of nine new wind turbines

  • Strategic partnership with Enerix in the field of decentralised energy supply

  • Start of construction of the K.I.E.L. coastal power facility in Kiel (Schleswig-Holstein)

2017Strategic partnerships with DC-Datacenter-Group, Econ Solutions and Qivalo.

Publication of our sustainability goals and launch of our new brand

Contract awarded in Dundee, Scotland, for the operation of an existing Energy from waste facility and the construction and operation of a new, highly efficient EfW facility.

Start of construction for the integration of heat energy from the Mannheim HKW into the Mannheim district heating grid.
2018Founding Franklin mobil and start of cooperation with the car manufacturer e.GO

Acquisition of the biowaste fermentation plant in Dresden-Klotzsche

Start of construction to connect our EfW facility TREA Leuna to the district heating grid in the City of Merseburg.

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15. May 2019 | MVV Energie

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Mannheim energy company offers extensive range of products and services for retail and business customers – Strong investments in further growth

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02. April 2019| MVV Energie

ABB and MVV launch new service enabling customers to achieve sustainability targets

Major German energy service provider MVV has partnered with ABB to launch Energy and Efficiency as a service, with a new full-service solution developed to help industrial and energy companies improve their energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and lower costs.

08. March 2019 | MVV Energie

MVV pays unchanged dividend of Euro 0.90 per share


08. March 2019| MVV Energie

MVV: District heating has a future

Mannheim energy player maintains focus on renewable energies, energy efficiency and innovative products and services – Coal exit compromise has to be turned into consensus within society – Forecast for 2019 confirmed

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Orion Minerals and juwi to Investigate Renewable Energy Supply for the Prieska Zinc Copper Project

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27. February 2019| MVV Energie

Verena Amann appointed to MVV’s Executive Board as Personnel Director from August

HR Director at United Internet to move from Karlsruhe to Mannheim – Supervisory Board Chairman, Mannheim’s Mayor Dr. Peter Kurz: “Verena Amann will bring an innovative approach to HR, extensive experience and great competence”

15. February 2019 | MVV Energie

Speed of renewable energies expansion will determine speed of coal exit

Mannheim energy company MVV welcomes final report presented by Commission on Growth, Structural Change and Employment – Setback in renewable energies expansion in 2018 leaves expected mark on 1st quarter of 2019 financial year – MVV confirms full-year forecast for 2019

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11. December 2018| MVV Energie

MVV remains on course

Mannheim energy company posts fourth consecutive year of earnings growth – Operating earnings rise two percent to Euro 228 million