Stadtwerke München GmbH (SWM) is one of Germany’s biggest energy providers. It supplies the Munich region with electricity, natural gas, district heating and water as well as 18 indoor and outdoor public swimming pools. Through its subsidiaries Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (MVG) and M-net Telekommunikations GmbH it also operates local public transport (metro, bus and tram) and provides future-oriented communications technologies.
Owned by the city of Munich, SWM is a municipal company, integrated in all supply segments of public utilities.
A vital part of Munich
SWM has been responsible for Munich’s energy and drinking water supply for decades. However, in its current form the company was established in 1998.
In other words SWM has for a long time been a vital pillar of the Munich community. SWM actively pursues the principle of “Citizen Value” – the company exists to serve the public interest. This has direct implications for SWM’s strategy and business activities. The decisions made by SWM are not based on short-term profit objectives but on the goal of creating value for the citizens of Munich in the long term.
The most striking example of this commitment to Munich’s future is the company’s ambitions regarding renewable energy. By 2025, SWM aims to produce enough green electricity in its own plants to meet Munich's entire power requirements for private households and businesses – 7.5 billion kWh. This would make Munich the world’s first city of more than a million inhabitants fully supplied with green energy.
To achieve these ambitious goals, SWM employs a wide range of renewable energies such as wind, hydro, solar, biomass and geothermal. Amongst others SWM owns or has stakes in several onshore wind parks in Germany, several offshore wind parks in the North Sea as well as a solar plant in Spain.
For more information, please see SWM homepage