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    We are STEAG.

    We at STEAG always have been driven by one thing: the will to make ever better use of energy. Today we offer services that cover the entire value chain of a modern energy service provider. We thus ensure not only today's supply, but help to advance the transition to the future of energy. Jointly, safely and efficiently.

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    Sustainability in action

    SENS staff organise their own bee colonies at the Würzburg location

    Würzburg/Essen. The team at STEAG Solar Energy Solutions (SENS), a subsidiary of the Essen-based energy company STEAG GmbH, is growing steadily. A leap of 12,000 employees at a stroke is not normally possible at the Würzburg site, despite all the growth efforts. However, this was the case a few days ago: 12,000 bees moved in in front of the company building in Carl-Zeiss-Strasse and were ‘welcomed’ by a small team.

    The project was initiated by the Sustainability Circle, which was founded at the beginning of the year as an interdepartmental, voluntary association of employees who introduce the topic of sustainability into company processes in a variety of ways.

    In collaboration with Bee-Rent GmbH the idea of keeping our own bees has now been put into practice. The company, which is active throughout Germany, wants to counteract the rampant bee mortality by leasing bee colonies. It is the common goal of Bee Rent and its customers, who sponsor one or more bee colonies, to contribute to the ecological balance of the region. In the course of a year, the two small wooden boxes at the edge of the car park at the SENS headquarters produce around 20 kilograms of honey, which is ideal as a customer gift or ‘thank you’ for the team.

    Professional beekeeper takes care of the bee populations
    The service provider, who cooperates with regional beekeepers, takes care of regular checks, winter preparations and the honey harvest. In the case of SENS, the experienced beekeeper Matthias Thoma from Bee-Rent is managing the project at the Würzburg site. He carries out quality controls up to four times a year. There is also a health check twice annually, as well as supplementary feeding and preparation for the winter. Once a year the honey is centrifuged, processed, checked and finally filled into jars. In this way the well-being of the SENS bee colonies is ensured all the year round.

    “It’s particularly important for us to ensure the health of the bees and their growth. That’s why we check in advance exactly where the bees do well. At SENS in Würzburg the colonies have found a suitable new location where they will feel completely at home,” says Matthias Thoma.

    Management proud of employee initiative
    SENS CEO André Kremer is also delighted with the 12,000 new members of his team: “I was very pleased about the initiative by our Sustainability Circle, because it shows that we are not only committed to the subject in theory, but also actively put it into practice. I’m therefore proud that at SENS we´re now making our contribution to counteracting the drastic rate of bee mortality.”

    Good to know: after cattle and pigs, the bee is the third most important farmed animal worldwide. These highly useful pollinators are essential for crop yields, biodiversity and a functioning ecosystem, and they make an important contribution to a balanced diet. In a world without the honeybee, the harvest of 75 percent of crops would be much smaller. Overall bees thus generate global value of 265 billion euros per year almost unnoticed. All the more reason for SENS to support these very important creatures.

    Extinction of bees would have dramatic consequences
    As Albert Einstein said, once the bee disappears from the earth mankind has only four more years to live. The situation is serious: in Germany alone, half of the approximately 560 species of wild bees are threatened with extinction, as the natural habitat is being further and further destroyed by specific factors. Given more than 2000 species of native agricultural and wild plants depend on pollination by bees to a level of 80 percent, this poses a major challenge for nature.

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    Energy Services

    Whether power plants or distributed facilities, whether conventional or renewable energies: we offer tailor-made solutions – from planning and development to implementation and optimization.

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    Renewable Energies

    We play an active role in shaping the transition to a sustainable energy mix. We can contribute extensive experience in this field, too, because we already have been relying on renewables worldwide for many years.

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    District Heating

    District Heating

    As a regional energy company we supply private households, major customers and real estate companies in North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland and Poland with environmentally friendly district heating.

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    Distributed Energy Supply

    The production of energy at the place it is needed is gaining more and more importance. STEAG New Energies develops tailor-made solutions for industry, municipalities, public utilities and the housing sector.

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    Power Plant By-products

    Power Plant By-products

    By-products from hard-coal-fired power plants are valuable building materials for industry. They are used by the concrete industry, for earthworks and road construction, and for horticulture and landscaping applications – and conserve resources there.

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    Technical Service

    STEAG Technischer Service handles the complete planning and implementation of all technical services required for plant operation in the area of maintenance.

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    Energy Trading & Optimization

    Trading & Optimization is the trading unit of STEAG: it handles raw material procurement and trading as well as the control and optimization of assets – for us and for external customers.

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    Waste Incineration

    Waste Incineration

    The generation of power and heat based on demanding fuels and sophisticated technologies is our core competence. STEAG Waste to Energy bundles the activities in the area of waste incineration.

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    Conventional Power Generation

    Our safe and highly efficient power plants stand worldwide for the security of supply that consumers and industry need, now and in future.

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    Large Battery Systems

    Our large-scale battery systems maintain voltage and ensure the reliability of supply despite the increasing fluctuations in the power grid. In future they will take on even more tasks.

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    Sustainability in action

    SENS staff organise their own bee colonies at the Würzburg location

    Würzburg/Essen. The team at STEAG Solar Energy Solutions (SENS), a subsidiary of the Essen-based energy company STEAG GmbH, is growing steadily. A leap of 12,000 employees at a stroke is not normally possible at the Würzburg site, despite all the growth efforts. However, this was the case a few days ago: 12,000 bees moved in in front of the company building in Carl-Zeiss-Strasse and were ‘welcomed’ by a small team.

    The project was initiated by the Sustainability Circle, which was founded at the beginning of the year as an interdepartmental, voluntary association of employees who introduce the topic of sustainability into company processes in a variety of ways.

    In collaboration with Bee-Rent GmbH the idea of keeping our own bees has now been put into practice. The company, which is active throughout Germany, wants to counteract the rampant bee mortality by leasing bee colonies. It is the common goal of Bee Rent and its customers, who sponsor one or more bee colonies, to contribute to the ecological balance of the region. In the course of a year, the two small wooden boxes at the edge of the car park at the SENS headquarters produce around 20 kilograms of honey, which is ideal as a customer gift or ‘thank you’ for the team.

    Professional beekeeper takes care of the bee populations
    The service provider, who cooperates with regional beekeepers, takes care of regular checks, winter preparations and the honey harvest. In the case of SENS, the experienced beekeeper Matthias Thoma from Bee-Rent is managing the project at the Würzburg site. He carries out quality controls up to four times a year. There is also a health check twice annually, as well as supplementary feeding and preparation for the winter. Once a year the honey is centrifuged, processed, checked and finally filled into jars. In this way the well-being of the SENS bee colonies is ensured all the year round.

    “It’s particularly important for us to ensure the health of the bees and their growth. That’s why we check in advance exactly where the bees do well. At SENS in Würzburg the colonies have found a suitable new location where they will feel completely at home,” says Matthias Thoma.

    Management proud of employee initiative
    SENS CEO André Kremer is also delighted with the 12,000 new members of his team: “I was very pleased about the initiative by our Sustainability Circle, because it shows that we are not only committed to the subject in theory, but also actively put it into practice. I’m therefore proud that at SENS we´re now making our contribution to counteracting the drastic rate of bee mortality.”

    Good to know: after cattle and pigs, the bee is the third most important farmed animal worldwide. These highly useful pollinators are essential for crop yields, biodiversity and a functioning ecosystem, and they make an important contribution to a balanced diet. In a world without the honeybee, the harvest of 75 percent of crops would be much smaller. Overall bees thus generate global value of 265 billion euros per year almost unnoticed. All the more reason for SENS to support these very important creatures.

    Extinction of bees would have dramatic consequences
    As Albert Einstein said, once the bee disappears from the earth mankind has only four more years to live. The situation is serious: in Germany alone, half of the approximately 560 species of wild bees are threatened with extinction, as the natural habitat is being further and further destroyed by specific factors. Given more than 2000 species of native agricultural and wild plants depend on pollination by bees to a level of 80 percent, this poses a major challenge for nature.