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An association of regional companies – Mark-E, Stadtwerke Lüdenscheid and ENERVIE Vernetzt – are the names behind the company ENERVIE, which supplies electricity, gas, heat and drinking water to almost 400,000 customers. The largest shareholders in this business are the City of Hagen, the City of Lüdenscheid and REMONDIS.
The ENERVIE Group provides services along the whole of the energy market supply chain: from energy generation, to trade and distribution, all the way through to sales – everything is offered by just one company. Moreover, it operates a 12,500km network so that it can deliver its energy to private households, its industrial and commercial customers, utility companies and local authorities.
Erik Höhne, Board Chair of ENERVIE – Südwestfalen Energie und Wasser AG
ENERVIE produces electricity from natural gas, biomass, solar energy, wind and water and currently has an output of around 600 megawatts. Over the last few years, the group has been transforming the way it generates its power and, by doing so, has been making a significant contribution towards curbing climate change as its power plant portfolio becomes ever greener. It has systematically been giving up its coal-fired power stations and its older gas power stations. One of the main challenges of switching from fossils to renewables is having access to a reliable supply of energy as the amount of electricity supplied by wind and solar power fluctuates greatly. Pumped storage power plants can play a very useful role here.
Enervie provides its customers with a comprehensive range of advice, services and documents covering electricity, gas and water supply
With this in mind, ENERVIE’s subsidiary Mark-E has been collaborating with the Aachen utilities company, Stadtwerke Aachen, to redevelop the pumped storage power plant in Finnentrop-Rönkhausen, a district in the Sauerland region, so that it can continue to deliver clean energy whenever it is needed for at least another 30 years. The plant has an overall output of 140 megawatts and a storage capacity of around 735 megawatt hours. This renovation work will open up long-term energy opportunities for both partners. As a result, this customised production of energy is helping support the switch from fossil fuels to renewables and is also a success story for the environment, economy and jobs in general.
The Rönkhausen pumped storage power plant in the Sauerland region is one of just two pumped storage power plants in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia
ENERVIE – Südwestfalen Energie und Wasser AG
public-private joint venture
42.66% City of Hagen
24.12% City of Lüdenscheid
supply & network infrastructure (electricity, gas, heat, water), generation of electricity & heat (natural gas, biomass, waste), hydroelectricity, wind / solar energy, pumped storage power plant, production of drinking water
6,403 million kWh electricity
5,236 million kWh gas
51 million kWh heat
17.6 million m3 drinking water