Reliable and flexible
Energy from modern lignite power plants
Safeguarding the Energiewende
Electricity storage project BigBattery Lausitz
Landscape after mining
On the way to Cottbuser Ostsee lake

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

Our business fields

Lignite will continue to make a major contribution to security of supply in Germany up until the end of 2038. This domestic raw material is independent of imports, available around the clock and flexible in terms of its mix with renewable energies. In order to be prepared for the future, LEAG is expanding its business areas and plant portfolio. Everything revolves around energy.

Regional engagement

We are aware of our social responsibilities to the communities where our sites are located – whether it is supporting the development of young people, promoting arts and culture or encouraging sporting success.