LEAG –The New Lusatian Energy
We supply energy – reliable in 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 most important private-sector employers in the region. Lignite ensures one quarter of Germany's electricity generation. Around 60 million tonnes of lignite we extract 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 the vocational training of about 700 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 sustainable post-mining landscape with diverse opportunities for uses. We believe in a future with mining tradition, embedded in Germany's flagship 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. based in Prague. The Verwaltungs GmbH provides selected services for the two LEAG companies such as the invoicing and taxes departments.
The LEAG Organisation
Under the joint LEAG brand, Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG is responsible for lignite mining in the four Lusatian opencast mines and for refining the run-of-mine lignite in the industrial park Schwarze Pumpe. Transport- und Speditionsgesellschaft Schwarze Pumpe mbH (TSS GmbH) and the planning and engineering services company GMB GmbH are fully-owned subsidiaries.
Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG is responsible for the power plant park. In addition to the Lusatian lignite-fired power plants this also includes one unit of the Lippendorf power plant near Leipzig. Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG also manages the entire Lippendorf power plant. It 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.
The LEAG brand and its associated companies stand for efficient and sustainable mining and power generation. We value the diversity of our employees and offer them a working environment in which they can develop their potential. The corporate principles set the framework for the implementation of our goals.
Regional Commitment 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 at the top of the agenda.
EHC 'Lausitzer Füchse' (Lusatian Foxes)
Playing ice hockey has a rich history in Lusatia. We support the club 'Lausitzer Füchse' (Lusatian Foxes) in Weißwasser and offer free tickets to social institutions.
FC 'Energie Cottbus'
It goes without saying that mates stand by their soccer club. As a sponsor of 'Energie Cottbus', we support above all young people's activities in particular and offer regularly free tickets to social institutions.
Diversity and Tolerance
We are cooperation partner of the action concept "tolerant Brandenburg" and promote the association Cottbuser Aufbruch. Both are committed to tolerance and prevention of xenophobia.
Hundreds of associations, festivals and initiatives make regions worth living and loving. We support their engagement in the surrounding areas of our operations sites.
Whether opencast mine, power plant or administration: Have a look around. Our staff will accompany you and point out things of interest while you are on tour. For visit inquiries please use our form.