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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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

05. November 2018| juwi AG

juwi crosses the 100-MW mark in Vietnam

The new PV project has a size of 50 megawatts and is to be constructed in the middle of Vietnam close to the eastern coastline.

10. October 2018| juwi AG

juwi enters solar market in Vietnam

18. September 2018| juwi AG

Juwi signs agreement with University of Queensland to deliver PV Hybrid Project on the Great Barrier Reef

15. August 2018 | juwi AG

South Africa: juwi to construct and operate 250 MW solar PV in REIPPPP Round 4 projects

Major milestone in the company’s history / Addition of this 250 MW triples juwi’s existing portfolio of solar PV projects constructed and operated in South Africa

15. August 2018 | MVV Energie

MVV remains on course and maintains high pace of investment

Mannheim energy company confirms earnings forecast after third quarter: MVV expects slight year-on-year operating earnings growth in 2018 financial year – High pace of investment to generate growth and safeguard supply reliability

04. July 2018 | juwi AG

juwi completes 135 Megawatt Solar Park in India

Biggest single project in the company’s history / Project confirms status as one of the top global EPC contractors

18. June 2018| MVV Energie

MVV officially starts construction of new Dundee Energy from Waste CHP Plant

Modern facility will replace existing power plant at Baldovie / German Energy Company invests £125 million in long-term sustainable solution for waste from Dundee and Angus

15. May 2018 | MVV Energie

MVV in favour of accelerated expansion in renewable energies and combined heat and power generation:

Positive signals sent by Grand Coalition will have to followed up with specific implementation