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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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|
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
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|
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|
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
The company starts supplying natural gas
STROSAG AG and Landeselektrizitätsverband Oldenburg – a group of local electricity associations – merge to form the regional electricity provider EWE AG
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)|