2018 Integrated Report – On track towards a better Railway

Development of business units

Business model

DB Netze Energy provides customer-oriented and environmentally friendly products and services in the areas of traction current, diesel and stationary energy. As an integrated energy company, DBNetze Energy’s offer in Germany includes all the standard energy products in the field surrounding traction energy and stationary energy. 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 in Germany can also be provided with certified eco-power no. 4. 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 electricity is produced in traction current plants and fed into the grid through converters no. 99/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 no. 36 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.