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Locally and regionally rooted - nationally and internationally active

Our company history at a glance

1873 - 1900

1873:

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

1888:

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

1889:

  • 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.

1900:

  • The Luzenberg gasworks commence operation

1900 - 1974

1906:

  • The City of Mannheim takes over the electricity utility.

1923:

The Mannheim power plant (GKM) goes into operation.

1959:

  • Mannheim city centre is connected to the district heating system.
1962-1963:
  • Faithful reconstruction of the Mannheim Water Tower

1962-1966:

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

1964:

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

1974:

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

1974 - 1999

1987/88:

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

1989/90:

  • Start of district heating supply from the GKM to Schwetzingen

1990:

  • Beginning of the engagement in Poland

1998:

  • Readjustment and renaming of Stadtwerke Mannheim as MVV Energie AG

1999:

  • IPO of MVV Energie AG

2000 - 2016

2000:

  • 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.

2001:

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

2003:

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

2004:

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

2005:

  • Founding of MVV Energiedienstleistungen GmbH andMVV Umwelt GmbH

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

  • Capital increase of just under 10 percent

2006:

  • 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)

2007:

  • 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

2008:

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

2009:

  • Start of district heating expansion and congestion programme in Mannheim

  • Participation in Stadtwerke Sinsheim

  • Commissioning of boiler 6 at the HKW Mannheim

2010:

  • 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)

2011:

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

2012:

  • 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).

2013:

  • 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.

2014:

  • 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

2015:

  • 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)

2016:

  • 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)

2000 - 2016

2017:

  • Strategic 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.

2018:

  • Founding 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.

  • Start of construction for the waste-fired power plant in Dundee, Scotland
2019:
  • Foundation of the Shared Services companies Soluvia Energy Services.

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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News

14. November 2019 | MVV Energie

Siemens and juwi enter strategic partnership for microgrids in the mining industry

New trend to supply renewable energy for mines as secure and cost-efficient alternative to fossil fuels
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15. August 2019 | MVV Energie

MVV calls for end to wind power approval backlog

Mannheim energy company views further expansion in renewable energies as prerequisite for effective climate protection – MVV’s own investment tempo remains high – Forecast confirmed: Slight decrease in earnings in current 2019 financial year
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12. July 2019 | juwi AG

juwi’s 204 megawatt solar park wins at auction in Greece

With the Kozani solar park, the project developer secures almost 50 percent of the auction volume / Construction of the largest solar project in South East Europe and the company's history is due to begin this year
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19. June 2019 | juwi AG

juwi’s 204 megawatt solar park wins at auction in Greece

With the Kozani solar park, the project developer secures almost 50 percent of the auction volume / Construction of the largest solar project in South East Europe and the company's history is due to begin this year
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18. June 2019| MVV Energie

Management of MVV Umwelt subgroup complete once again

Dr. Christian Hower-Knobloch, to date Director of Company Development at STEAG, appointed as new Commercial Director at subsidiary of Mannheim-based MVV
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06. June 2019| juwi AG

juwi’s 204 megawatt solar park wins at auction in Greece

With the Kozani solar park, the project developer secures almost 50 percent of the auction volume / Construction of the largest solar project in South East Europe and the company's history is due to begin this year
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03. June 2019 | juwi AG

juwi’s 204 megawatt solar park wins at auction in Greece

With the Kozani solar park, the project developer secures almost 50 percent of the auction volume / Construction of the largest solar project in South East Europe and the company's history is due to begin this year
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24. May 2019 | juwi AG

juwi’s 204 megawatt solar park wins at auction in Greece

With the Kozani solar park, the project developer secures almost 50 percent of the auction volume / Construction of the largest solar project in South East Europe and the company's history is due to begin this year
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15. May 2019 | MVV Energie

MVV enables customers to participate in energy turnaround

Mannheim energy company offers extensive range of products and services for retail and business customers – Strong investments in further growth
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23. April 2019 | juwi AG

juwi’s 204 megawatt solar park wins at auction in Greece

With the Kozani solar park, the project developer secures almost 50 percent of the auction volume / Construction of the largest solar project in South East Europe and the company's history is due to begin this year
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