Discover Germany, Issue 67, October 2018

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Discover Germany  |  Special Theme  |  Focus on Energy Technologies

Monitoring and analysis of energy flows within a company are the basis for optimisation. Photo: © Getty Images

TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE

Energy and efficiency as a service The subject of energy is an enormous and even more complex challenge for every company. From Co2-reduction and e-mobility to energy efficiency – the Mannheim-based energy company MVV Energie AG offers a holistic approach with complete energy services for medium-sized as well as industrial businesses. Tailor-made and efficacious: energy and efficiency as a service. Optimising the management of energy is a complex task for companies of any size and from any sector. This is partly due to regulatory standards for energy efficiency from which responsibilities for modernising or reconstruction can arise. At the same time, the right procurement and efficient use of energy are becoming an important competitive factor. Especially medium-sized companies often lack the expertise to manage their energy needs. That is why MVV supports clients regarding single aspects or takes on whole energy concepts so that clients can focus entirely on their core business. Innovative solutions “As a leading energy and efficiency partner, we offer our clients innovative solu74  |  Issue 67  |  October 2018

tions, which we individually put together with our partners from our large portfolio,” says Dr. Joachim Hofmann, managing director of MVV’s daughter company MVV Enamic, which specialises in energy efficiency services for medium-sized companies and the industrial sector. “We secure the supply of energy and take on the long-term responsibility for planning, realisation, operation and optimisation of an efficient energy infrastructure. This makes us the central energy contact point for our customers.” Focus on medium-sized companies MVV’s product portfolio is particularly interesting for medium-sized companies. Unlike large corporations, medium-sized businesses often do not have their own energy expert. Here, MVV functions as the

energy manager and takes responsibility for the company’s entire energy sector. This includes the professional supply of power and gas through their own trading house as well as perfect solutions for the decentralised generation of power and heat on site. An important factor for lowering costs is also the optimisation of existing energy infrastructures and energy consumption. MVV uses comprehensive and innovative energy monitoring to collect relevant data. The analysis of the results forms the base for concrete recommendations – including technical and trading optimisation. The subsequent implementation of efficiency measurements is also part of MVV’s services. E-mobility for companies In this context, e-mobility is gaining importance, especially with regard to lowering emissions and costs.“If done correctly, electromobility can bring economic advantages and boost the image,” says Dr. Hofmann. “The automobile manufacturers keep add-