2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Business model

Business model

DB Netze Energy offers market-oriented, customer-focused energy products in Germany in the fields of traction energy and stationary energy. These include traction current and diesel for rail transport, as well as electricity, gas and heat to stations and other DB Group properties. Furthermore, DB Netze Energy supplies industrial customers throughout Germany with a broad array of electricity and gas products. Retail customers have also been able to buy their domestic electricity via DB Netze Energy since June 2017. DB Netze Energy only provides green electricity. The range of services is rounded out with energy economics-related consulting and technical services.

The technical backbone of traction current supply in Germany is our traction current grid, which offers a high level of supply reliability. Traction current plants, converters and transformers feed the required electricity into the traction current grid. A second important pillar is the Germany-wide network of refueling stations, optionally equipped with AdBlue® pumps no. 64, some of which can also be used by road vehicles. In addition, DB Netze Energy operates 50 Hz medium-voltage networks for energy supply to stations. DB Netze Energy also offers a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The infrastructure operated by DB Netze Energy is to a high degree and in varying forms subject to regulation by the BNetzA.

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