DB Netze Energy business unit
DB Netze Energy offers industry-standard energy products related to traction energy and stationary energy supply. These include traction current and diesel for rail transport, as well as electricity, gas and heat for stations and other DB Group properties. Furthermore, DB Netze Energy supplies industrial customers throughout Germany with a broad array of electricity and gas products. Private customers throughout Germany are also offered the certified eco-power supply.
The range of services is rounded out with energy economics-related consulting and technical services.
The traction current grid is the technical backbone of traction power provision in Germany, for which DB Netze Energy as the network operator ensures a high level of provision reliability. The required current is generated in traction current power stations or fed via converters/transformers. In order to provide for diesel traction units, DB Netze Energy offers a network of filling stations across Germany, which can also be partially used by road vehicles. In addition, DB Netze Energy operates 50 Hz medium-voltage networks to supply energy to stations and provides a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles on the road. The infrastructure operated by DB Netze Energy is to a high degree and in varying forms subject to regulation by the BNetzA.