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Innovation with tradition – The history of the EWE Group

2013 The Group gives itself a new governance structure along the value chain and pools the renewable energy activities in EWE ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN and the internal shared services in EWE swb ISIS.

 EWE builds the first commercial offshore wind farm in the German North sea, Riffgat. Also, the first of a planned series of wind parks in collaboration with municipalities and citizens goes to the grid.

 EWE offers municipalities in the service area up to an up to 25,1 per cent share of EWE NETZ. 64 municipalities make use of this opportunity in the first wave.
2012 Hive-offs in the EWE Energy business area: EWE outsources gas storage and grid gas operations to EWE GASSPEICHER and gtg Nord, pools the group's energy trade in EWE TRADING and founds a company to market the competencies in the offshore wind power space, EWE OSS. After those hive-offs, EWE ENERGIE AG is rebranded as EWE VERTRIEB GmbH. In Bremen, EWE affiliate swb opens Europe's biggest tide-adaptive run-of-the-river power plant.
2011 The telecommunication brands of the group are merged: The services of EWE TEL as well as nordcom (Bremen) and Teleos who have been integrated into EWE TEL are now offered under the "parent brands" EWE and swb, alongside the energy products.
2010 Restructuring: The energy business (excluding Bremen) is bundled into the newly founded EWE ENERGIE AG; EWE AG assumes control of the subsidiaries in its role as the Corporate Centre

Together with E.ON and Vattenfall, EWE opens Germany's first offshore wind farm, alpha ventus.
2009 EnBW AG acquires a 26 per cent equity stake in EWE and becomes EWE’s new strategic partner
Further growth through acquisition of the Bremen-based energy supplier swb
2008 EWE starts the 4-year Smart Grid field test eTelligence in Cuxhaven
2007 Entry into the Turkish energy market
Acquisition of Brunswick-based telecommunications service provider Business Communication Company
EWE Research Centre for Energy Technology NEXT ENERGY founded at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Opening of one of the first biogas processing plants in Germany
2006 Foundation of network operator EWE NETZ
Acquisition of stake in Herford-based telecommunications service provider Teleos
2005 EWE AG celebrates its 75th anniversary
2004 EWE becomes the largest shareholder in Leipzig gas transportation company VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG
2003 Acquisition of stake in Stadtwerke Cuxhaven municipal utility and swb AG
Municipal shareholders acquire E.ON AG’s 27.4 per cent holding in EWE and become the sole shareholders of EWE AG
2002 Acquisition of shares in telecommunications providers BREKOM and osnatel
Acquisition of Stadtwerke Bremervörde municipal utility and acquisition of shares in Stadtwerke Frankfurt/Oder municipal utility
2001 Acquisition of shares in Bremen-based telecommunications provider nordcom
2000 Foundation of IT consulting firm BTC AG
1999 Entry into Polish natural gas market
1998 Merger with regional energy provider Überlandwerk Nord-Hannover AG (ÜNH)
Foundation of green electricity provider NaturWatt
1996 Foundation of Oldenburg telecommunications company EWE TEL and entry into the telecommunications market
1990 Construction of natural gas supply network in the eastern part of Brandenburg
EWE opens Europe's biggest wind farm
1975 EWE’s first natural gas storage facility becomes operational
1962 First import agreement for Dutch natural gas
1960 The company starts supplying natural gas
1943 STROSAG AG and Landeselektrizitätsverband Oldenburg – a group of local electricity associations – merge to form the regional electricity provider EWE AG
1930 Foundation of Oldenburgische Stromversorgungs AG (Oldag)
Stromversorgungs AG (Oldag) and Weser-Ems-Stromversorgungs AG (Wesag) merge to form Stromversorgungs AG Oldenburg-Ostfriesland (Strosag)
1929 PreussenElektra and the city of Leer merge to form Weser-Ems-Stromversorgungs AG (Wesag)

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