Mining, technology and innovation –
energy solutions from Lusatia
We supply energy – for millions of households, industry and public life – reliable in all weather conditions, flexible and affordable. That is what our 7,700 employees work for. Due to them LEAG is the largest eastern German energy company and one of the most important private-sector employers in the region. Lignite contributes about every fifth kilowatt hour of electricity in Germany. In 2019, we extracted around 52 million tonnes of this domestic raw material in our opencast mines, producing electricity, regional district heating and high-quality fuels.
We are actively involved in safeguarding future prospects for the region – not only with the vocational training of nearly 600 young people. Around 3,300 partner companies provide us with supplies and services. Together with salary payments to our own employees, these orders are an important economic factor, especially for Lusatia. The timely recultivation of the opencast mines creates a safe and sustainable post-mining landscape. We are committed to a changing future – from a leading mining and power plant operator to an innovative and diverse energy company.
LEAG’s Facts and Figures 2018