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EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG
Traded as FWBEBK
Industry Electric utilities
Founded 1997 (1997)
Headquarters Karlsruhe, Germany
Products Electric power
Revenue Increase 19.24 billion (2012) [1]
Website www.enbw.com

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, or simply EnBW, is a publicly traded electric utilities company headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany. As its name indicates, it is based in and primarily serves the German state of Baden-Württemberg.


On 1 January 1997, EnBW was formed from the merger of two utilities companies from Baden-Württemberg, Badenwerk AG and Energieversorgung Schwaben AG (EVS). On 16 July 1999 two subsidiaries of the former EVS decided to retroactively merge into EnBW Ostwuerttemberg DonauRies AG (ODR). On 1 October 2003 the merger of EnBW with Neckarwerke Stuttgart AG took place.[citation needed]

EnBW was the main sponsor of football-clubs VfB Stuttgart (2005–2010) and Karlsruher SC. Currently it is sponsor of both clubs on a lower level. EnBW is also name- and main sponsor of Volleyball-Bundesliga-club EnBW TV Rottenburg and Beko Basketball-Bundesliga-club EnBW Ludwigsburg.

Recent News[edit]

In January 2015, EnBW sold a stake in its Baltic 2 offshore wind park to the Australian investment group Macquarie Group for a fee totalling €720 million, due for completion in summer 2016 and subject to antitrust approval.[2]

In 2017, EnBW won the right for the 900 MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm in 2025 with zero subsidy.[3]


EnBW headquarters in Karlsruhe


The two principal shareholders of EnBW are NECKARPRI-Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, with a 46.55% share and Oberschwäbischen Elektrizitätswerke (OEW), with a 46.55% share. The two shareholders agreed to keep the share ratios as they are and to vote in mutual agreement on important decisions.[4]


About 6 million customers make EnBW the third-largest utilities company in Germany.[5] With just under 24,600 employees an annual turnover of approximately 10.6 billion euro was generated in 2003. After the first mid-year 2004 19,500 coworkers remained generating a turnover of approximately €5.8 billion.[citation needed]

Carbon intensity[edit]

year Production (TWh) Emission (Gt CO2) kg CO2/MWh
2002 65 16.8 488
2003 75 20.9 277
2004 73 19.2 263
2005 74 17.8 242
2006 75 18.1 241
2007 74 17.7 241
2008 67 17.0 254
2009 66 15.9 241


Power plants[edit]

Rheinhafen-Dampfkraftwerk Karlsruhe

Power lines[edit]

A further special feature is, that on many powerlines of EnBW, which were built by former EVS before 1985 the aerial cable for telecommunication is installed like a garland on the ground conductor or an auxiliary rope.

Aerial cable spun like a garland on a 110kV-powerline of EnBW AG near Leonberg in Germany

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