• Frank Mastiaux, CEO
  • Claus Dieter Hoffmann, Chairman of the Board

EnBW Energie Baden- Württemberg AG is a publicly traded energy company based in Karlsruhe. The company is E.ON and RWE, the third largest energy company in Germany.

  • 8.1 politician in EnBW
  • 8.2 Safety in nuclear power plants
  • 8.3 Locked oyster
  • 9.1 lawsuit against EnBW consultant for bribery attempt
  • 9.2 investigations against managers of EnBW Germany
  • 9.3 action against the Southwest Broadcasting
  • 9.4 Repurchase of Shares EdF



In the late 1980s, efforts were made to put the power supply in the southwest of Germany, on a new, common ground: The four major energy companies in Baden- Wurttemberg - Baden work, energy supply Swabia (EVS ), Neckar works and the technical works of the city of Stuttgart ( TWS) - founded the Foundation for Energy research Baden -Württemberg in February 1989. At the time, wanted to create efficient structures in production, distribution and sale, the German energy industry, given the foreseeable Europe-wide liberalization of the energy markets. In subsequent years it came to the first merger negotiations between Baden and EVS. The planned for 1993, approved by the Bundeskartellamt merger was not initially about because of the Supervisory Board of the Baden station she stopped.

However, the plans were followed, where the rules for the exercise of the voting rights of public shareholders in the companies involved should be changed. This led in the spring of 1995, establishing the voting trust company Energie Baden- Württemberg composite ( EBW ). The merger was brought in August 1996 on the way, as the Boards of Baden and EVS some teams and a joint steering committee formed ( staffed by board members from both companies), which dealt with organizational and business issues of the merger and developed concrete plans for implementing.

The end of 1996, the merger partners formed per a society in which the respective operating assets were incorporated and took over the management of the business operations. The final decision to merge the company should, according to the plan, to take effect on 20 August 1997 at simultaneous general meetings like with retroactive effect from 1 January 1997.

On 13 December 1996, the merger of the Neckar works contracts and the technical works of the city of Stuttgart ( TWS ) for works Neckar Stuttgart ( NWS) were signed.

In extraordinary general meetings on 27 February, the shareholders approved the merger concept and made ​​asset reclassifications and company start-ups in preparation for the merger of Baden and EVS.

The general meetings of Baden and EVS decided on 20 August 1997, the merger of the two Baden-Wuerttemberg energy companies. The name of the new company was Energie Baden -Württemberg AG, abbreviated EBW. The shares of Badenwerke Holding AG (ratio 1:1) and the EVS Holdings AG (ratio 1:1,58 ) were exchanged for EBW shares. To the Board of the new EBW were appointed: Gerhard Goll (Chairman ), Karl Heinz Bozem ( Vice Chairman), Hans -Jürgen Arndt and Hartmut Bilger.

The EBW Board announced in December 1997, the decisions on the restructuring of the Group: There should be established as an independent subsidiary of the holding company, a power plant company, a transport company networks, an electricity trading company and a distribution company. Baden and EVS remained as regional companies.

In January 1998, the abbreviated name of the group of " EBW " was changed to " EnBW " by marketing needs. A first campaign under the new name was launched. In July 1999, the then still exist companies EnBW Baden work and EnBW EVS merged to EnBW Regional AG (REG ). In order for the merger was completed in the operating business.

Since 2000

In January 2000, the state of Baden- Württemberg sold its shareholding from 25.1 % to € 2.4 billion to the French power company Electricité de France (EDF).

In September 2001, the EnBW bought 29.9 percent of the shares in Stadtwerke Dusseldorf. In December 2005, EnBW purchased an additional 25.05 percent of the Stadtwerke Dusseldorf shares for 361 million euro. Now with 54.95 percent they thus gained a majority stake in Stadtwerke Dusseldorf. In October 2003, the merger between EnBW and the Neckar Stuttgart works carried out. In July 2009, EnBW acquired a 26 per cent at the Oldenburg-based energy company EWE. Induction took place in a share purchase and a capital increase; Originally it was planned that EnBW (VNG ) should take over the shares of the EWE (48 %) of the gas trading company grid gas. When it did not take place as originally planned, EWE caused an arbitration claim against EnBW in May 2013 to EUR 500 million in damages.

Significantly more than half of the profit came in 2010 from the operation of the four group's own nuclear power plants. The federal government changed a few days after the start of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, its nuclear policy radically: it decided in March 2011, a nuclear moratorium, according to the 8 of the 17 German nuclear reactors - the two EnBW nuclear power plants Philipsburg I and Neckarwestheim I - off were. They remained even after the end of the moratorium off and lost by the German nuclear phase-out in August 2011 its operating license. This EnBW's profit slumped significantly.

Repurchase of EnBW shares of EDF by Baden- Württemberg

End of 2010, the state of Baden -Württemberg bought 45 % of EnBW shares back for a total of EUR 4.7 billion of EDF. This led to a sharp political debate; in consequence, and after change of government in Stuttgart complained the state Court of Baden -Württemberg in October 2011 to circumvent the State Assembly by the previous government on the repurchase of EnBW shares against the Constitution. On 16 February 2012, the Baden-Württemberg Minister of Finance submitted for arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce ( Paris) a. Its objective is to determine whether the EDF has received an excessive price for the return sale of EnBW shares. With a counterclaim EDF seeks damages in the tens of millions.

Group restructuring

After the change of government in Baden -Württemberg in late 2011 intensified the debate about the extension of the contract of the former CEOs Hans -Peter Villis; In March 2012, his successor Frank Mastiaux was appointed. As a result of phasing out nuclear power and the energy revolution announced Frank Mastiaux the end of 2012 a group restructuring to proposes that if by 2020 the share of renewable energy sources in the EnBW energy mix increased from 12 to 40%. Priority will be onshore wind energy are; here EnBW plans to increase the group's capacity from 200 MW to 1750 MW. In the offshore wind energy initially only the location in the Baltic Sea offshore wind farm Baltic 2 is to be realized, while the projects in the North Sea will not be immediately realized. The photovoltaic also does not form a focus for investment. In addition, EnBW intends to expand its distribution network and separate from investments. An important growth market had Turkey, where EnBW intends to invest primarily in hydro and wind power plants.

On February 1, 2014, the EnBW Regional AG was transformed into the nets BW GmbH to the provisions of the Energy Act unbundling match. This is required to distinguish themselves in the name and external appearance of the EnBW to avoid confusion between the activities of network and marketing.

Board of Directors

The Board of EnBW holding:

  • Chief Executive Officer ( CEO, Chairman of the Board ) since October 1, 2012 Frank Mastiaux
  • Chief Human Resources ( CHR) and Information Officer ( CIO): October 1, 2002: Bernhard Beck
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO ) since 1 April 2011: Thomas Kusterer
  • Chief Commercial Officer ( CCO, Chief Sales and networks): October 1, 2011: Dirk Mausbeck
  • Chief Technical Officer ( CTO): since 1 January 2012: Hans- Josef Zimmer


  • Claus Dieter Hoffmann ( managing partner of H H Senior Advisors, Chairman)
  • Dietrich cooker ( Council Chairman of EnBW power plants, Deputy Chairman)
  • Stefan Paul Hamm ( departmental secretary supply and disposal, ver.di Baden- Württemberg)
  • Silke cancer ( Minister of the State Ministry of Baden- Württemberg)
  • Marianne Kugler- Wendt ( District secretary Verdi, district Heilbronn Neckar francs)
  • Wolfgang Lang ( Council Chairman of EnBW Systeme GmbH Infrastructure Support )
  • Hubert Lienhard ( President of Voith )
  • Sebastian Meier ( Chairman of EnBW Ostwürttemberg DonauRies AG)
  • Arnold Messner ( Council Chairman of EnBW Regional)
  • Bodo Moray ( Secretary of ver.di / Regional department head supply and disposal Baden- Württemberg)
  • Gunda Röstel, Floeha ( Commercial Director of Urban Drainage Dresden GmbH and authorized signatory of Gelsenwasser AG)
  • Nils Schmid Member of Parliament ( Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economics of Baden -Württemberg)
  • Klaus Schörnich, Dusseldorf ( Chairman of the Stadtwerke Dusseldorf )
  • Heinz Seiffert, Ehingen ( district of Alb- Donau district )
  • Gerhard Stratthaus ( Member of Parliament, Minister of Finance of the State of Baden- Württemberg ret. )
  • Dietmar Weber ( Council Chairman of EnBW Operations )
  • Kurt Widmaier ( District Administrator of Ravensburg )
  • Bernd- Michael Zinow (Head of Economics and Politics EnBW)

(June 3, 2013 Booth )


The share is traded on the XETRA and on the stock exchanges in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart. For the years 2011 and 2012 were each paid a dividend of 0.85 euros.

At 30 September 2013


Electricity labeling

According to § 42 of the Energy Act on electricity labeling since December 15, 2005 all energy utilities in Germany required to disclose the origin of their electricity. For EnBW Vertrieb GmbH thus following values ​​in comparison:

The marketed by EnBW and thus also of her daughter Yello Strom stream contained until shutdown of the EnBW nuclear power plants Neckarwestheim 1 and Philipsburg 1 6 August 2011 the largest share of nuclear power all major German energy supplier. The mix had a low emissions of CO ₂ and an above-average share of renewable energy, which comes mainly from large hydropower plants. The EnBW group mix thus produced an above-average amount of radioactive waste, but was - for a non- green electricity tariff - little to the greenhouse effect, as is emitted during uranium mining less CO ₂ than the generation of electricity from coal.

Role of sponsorship

EnBW is sponsoring VfB Stuttgart ( abbreviated sponsorship in 2013 but by 3.5 million euros to 1 million euros ), Karlsruher SC (not as the main sponsor ) and the second division basketball Kirchheim Knights ( not as the main sponsor ). EnBW sponsors the Tour de little country and EnBW - Oberliga juniors in football.

In the cultural area EnBW sponsor the Stuttgart Ballet, the Festspielhaus Baden -Baden, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, the Center for Art and Media Technology and the Oechsle train. In addition, EnBW awards the EnBW Award.

In connection with sponsoring the Wuppertal Institute has " strategies on regional energy utilities ' grandfathering at the distribution level," examined in an analysis: From sponsoring activities often financial dependencies between municipalities and utilities would result. Especially in the reallocation of current concessions is also sponsoring a strategic tool for EnBW. The company talking about himself that "regional social conditions " and " macroeconomic aspects " of the sponsorship were linked.

From 2000 to 2012, the EnBW was the main sponsor of Handball Frisch Auf Göppingen Association. EnBW justified the termination of support with austerity measures, while the press suspected that this was linked to the termination of a current concession contract by the city of Göppingen the end of 2012.


Politicians in EnBW

LobbyControl criticized in 2006 that former politicians working at EnBW. The parties, the SPD, the Greens, the FDP and CDU criticized that Axel Horstmann ( SPD), who from 2002 to 2005 Energy minister in North Rhine -Westphalia from 2006 to 2010 as the Konzernbevollmächtiger NRW at EnBW worked .. also criticized LobbyControl that the former "green" green politician Rezzonico hose, which until 2010 belonged to the EnBW Group Advisory Board from 2005, EnBW to create an image had been exploited.

Safety in nuclear power plants

2011 criticized an unknown grievances at a nuclear power plant at EnBW. EnBW had this partial register after the deadline then. 2012 criticized an anonymous employee of the operated by EnBW nuclear power plant in Phillipsburg, that EnBW would conceal defects on said nuclear power plant and incidents and deceive the Nuclear Regulatory. EnBW described the allegations as "baseless ". The Baden- Wuerttemberg energy economy minister Franz saucer criticized out that EnBW employees would have to resort to the anonymous letter to draw attention to grievances. The works of the power plant criticized the letter.

Locked oyster

EnBW in 2011 got together with RWE, E.ON and Vattenfall negative price Locked oyster by the registered association network awarded research.

Investigations and court proceedings relating to EnBW

Proceedings against EnBW consultant for bribery attempt

The Stuttgart public prosecutor rose early 2013 indictment of an advisor of EnBW. This should have tried the Mayor of Neckartenzlingen with " unlawful promises of doing business with the Energie Baden -Württemberg ( EnBW) to win ." In return he had the mayor offered a summer umbrella tent of the energy company. This could he have use for a village festival free of charge. At the trial in January 2014, the EnBW consultant was sentenced to 27,000 € fine.

Investigations against managers of EnBW Germany

The Mannheim prosecutor is investigating since 2012 against seven leaders of the EnBW Germany for embezzlement and tax evasion. In the center of the affair is Bykov, a Russian lobbyist, EnBW help in the supply of uranium and gain access to Russian gas fields should. EnBW have paid, according to press reports over the years around 280 million euros to Bykov and his Swiss companies and thus were the Treasury around 60 million euros in taxes escaped; EnBW said to have made the sum unjustified as business expenses for tax purposes. EnBW has subsequently changing the tax assessment notices for 2000 - 2007 applied for and paid a sum of 60 million to the tax authorities.

Action against the Southwest Broadcasting

EnBW was moved to a contribution of the SWR, which was broadcast on 26 May 2005 against this in court, because the allegedly false statement was drawn up that the former EnBW CEO Utz Claassen had fired the former head of the nuclear power plant Neckarwestheim II. EnBW demanded a reply in the " National Show " by injunction. The Stuttgart Regional Court dismissed the petition due to " obvious incorrectness, but in any case obvious deception " back. EnBW demanded on a counter notification to the effect that Utz Claassen had been informed of the dismissal and had agreed, and was defeated in the last instance the Southwest Broadcasting.

Repurchase of shares EdF

See also above section repurchase of EnBW shares of EDF through Baden- Württemberg.

Commitment to electric mobility

EnBW deals since 2008 with various topics in the field of electric mobility. It goes so far to the development and operation of a charging infrastructure ( charging stations, billing systems, integration into smart grid) as well as testing the practicality of electrically powered vehicles ( e-bikes, electric cars, electric bicycles).

Concretely, and EnBW is involved in the following projects

  • Around 500 test drivers (so-called electronauts ) were 2010 and 2011 equipped with e-bikes of the brand Elmoto within the model region electromobility Stuttgart. Their mobility behavior was recorded for research purposes and evaluated. The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport.
  • In October 2011, 45 charging stations of EnBW were taken together with DB Rent and the state capital Stuttgart in operation. These are used for power supply of Pedelecs and e-bikes with which the bicycle rental system Call-A -Bike of the Deutsche Bahn AG was expanded.
  • Overall, EnBW operates in Baden- Württemberg currently around 300 charging points which can charge electric cars, e-bikes and Pedelecs. To use the charging stations, a charge card is necessary, that will be available as a regular EnBW product for all electric mobile home soon.
  • In the project MeRegioMobil EnBW has explored in 2010 and 2011 as a consortium with other companies, the integration of electric vehicles in intelligent transport and energy networks. The aim was to establish and operate an intelligent charging and regenerative infrastructure and the development of an interoperable billing option for electric vehicles. The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology under the ICT program for electric mobility.