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Anchor of stability in the northwest

EWE’s roots lie in northwest Germany. The Oldenburg-based supplier has been operating between the Ems and the Weser since the 1930s. The area up to the Elbe was added in 1998.

Modern infrastructure for the region

Due to the low population density across most of the region, the Group has acquired extensive expertise in the supply of energy and telecommunications in rural areas. EWE established Germany’s first natural gas supply in the northwest as early as the 1950s.

The frequently stormy weather conditions meant that the electricity network had to be laid underground – making it one of Europe’s most secure networks. To provide comprehensive fibre-optic expansion in the region, EWE and Telekom Deutschland founded the company Glasfaser Nordwest, which will invest EUR 2 billion in fibre-optic expansion in the northwest over the next ten years.

A model region for the energy revolution
The region’s proximity to the coast and its landscape also allowed the company to carry out pioneering work in wind energy and biomass, and to acquire competencies that are crucial today given the decentralised structures of renewable energy generation. Project enera is a collaborative exploration between EWE and partners into how the energy revolution can work in a model region in the northwest.

Good for the region – EWE’s regional economic effects

As one of Germany’s largest energy suppliers and an important employer, EWE plays a key role in the Ems/Weser/Elbe region. The precise nature of that role has been determined through a study by the Conoscope Institute.

Further reading: Study on the regional economic significance of EWE for download Regional economic effects of the EWE Group (pdf, 2,4 MB) download
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