LEAG –The New Lusatian Energy
We supply energy – reliable under all weather conditions, flexible and affordable. That is what our 8,000 employees endeavour to do. They have made LEAG the largest eastern German energy company and one of the largest private employers for this area. Lignite ensures one quarter of Germany's electricity generation. Around 60 million tons of lignite is extracted from our opencast mines per year. In Germany, almost every tenth kilowatt hour of electricity consumed is produced in our power plants in Brandenburg and Saxony.
We are securing future prospects for the region – not only with vocational training of about 600 young people. Our partner companies have a turnover of up to one billion euro a year. The timely recultivation of the opencast mines creates a safe sustainable post-mining landscape with diverse opportunities for following uses. We believe in a future with mining tradition, embedded in Germany's showcase project, the energy transition ('Energiewende').
LEAG is the joint brand of Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG and Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG. Both companies are each held to 50 per cent by Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) and by the PPF Investments.
The majority shareholder of both LEAG companies is the Lausitz Energie Verwaltungs GmbH. It is wholly-owned by LEAG Holding, a.s. with its head office in Prague. The Verwaltungs GmbH covers several services for the two LEAG companies such as the invoicing and taxes departments.
The LEAG Organisation
One brand - two companies: The LEAG company Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG is responsible for the Lusatian opencast mines as well as for refining of run-of-mine lignite in the Industrial Park Schwarze Pumpe. The transportation and forwarding company TSS GmbH (Transport- und Speditionsgesellschaft Schwarze Pumpe mbH) and the planning and engineering services company GMB GmbH are fully-owned subsidiaries.
The Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG is responsible for the power plant fleet. Besides the Lusatian lignite-fired power plants this includes one unit of the Lippendorf power plant near Leipzig where the Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG as well operates both units. Lippendorf is supplied with lignite from the opencast mine 'Vereinigtes Schleenhain' belonging to MIBRAG in the Central German lignite mining district. MIBRAG is also owned by EPH.
Regional Engagement at our Sites
Whether actively involved or just interested in sports, whether young or old, with our sponsorships and cooperation activities we participate in the social life at our sites in Lusatia and Lippendorf. Diversity, fair play and tolerance are top of the agenda.
EHC 'Lausitzer Füchse' (Lusatian Foxes)
Mining and ice hockey are at home in Lusatia. We support the hockey club 'Lausitzer Füchse' (Lusatian Foxes) in Weißwasser and offer free tickets to social institutions.
FC 'Energie Cottbus'
Traditionally miners support their mining district's club and this means us, too. So we sponsor young people's activities in particular and offer free tickets for football matches of the FC 'Energie Cottbus' (Energy Cottbus) to social institutions.
Diversity and Tolerance
We support the plan of action concept 'Tolerantes Brandenburg' and the association 'Cottbuser Aufbruch' (awakening) both engaged in activities to promote tolerance and fight against xenophobia.
Hundreds of clubs and associations contribute to making the region a good place to live in and lovable. We support their engagement in the surrounding areas of our operations sites.
Whether an opencast mine, power plant or headquarters: Look around. Our staff will accompany you and point out things of interest while you are on tour. Please fill out the contact form if you are interested in joining us.