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EWE setzt Engagement in T rkei fort
PRESS RELEASE EWE makes a contribution to energy savings Company to present EWE trio Smart Box at Hannover Messe Hanover/Oldenburg, 19 April 2010. Customers of the Oldenburg-based energy Contact: services company EWE will soon have considerably more transparency regarding Reinhard Schenke their energy consumption. The EWE trio Smart Box enables household customers to measure their electricity consumption by the second. This T: 04 41 / 8 03 - 18 10 represents a major contribution to enabling energy savings. As a field test F: 04 41 / 8 03 - 18 95 conducted with around 400 households in Oldenburg and Cloppenburg showed, Mobile: 01 62 / 1 38 50 14 Email: email@example.com customers who are well informed about their energy consumption are also willing and able to make specific changes in their behaviour to reduce it. Savings of ten per cent were typical, and in some cases the figure was significantly higher. "With this technical innovation EWE is really advancing the development of customer-oriented services. We want well-informed customers who can engage in a discussion with us about their energy consumption," emphasises Dr. Werner Brinker, CEO of EWE AG. This is one of EWE's contributions to the energy supply of the future. Peak loads can be reduced if consumption is distributed as intelligently as possible. The lower energy consumption that results is good for the environment. The meter documents energy consumption in real time and also shows the associated CO2 emissions. This enables "energy guzzlers" in the home to be identified swiftly. In the test homes this had direct consequences. "We exchanged our old refrigerator for a new, energy saving one," says Hans- Georg Bröggelhoff from Oldenburg who took part in the test. Christian Wulff, the Minister President of Lower Saxony, sees this as the right way towards a sustainable energy supply. This was confirmed when he visited the EWE stand at the exhibition. "EWE is one of the most innovative energy services companies and is developing the products today for the sustainable energy supply of tomorrow," he said. "The EWE trio Smart Box is a good example of this, as it makes energy consumption fully transparent and so represents a key contribution to conserving energy." In November 2009 the EWE trio Smart Box was declared the Eco IT Project of the Month by the environmental organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe. In February 2010 it played an important part in EWE's success in the Best Innovator competition, where the company won a prize in the category of Sustainable Innovation Management. The market launch of the EWE trio Smart Box is planned for autumn 2010. The price that EWE customers will have to pay for the innovation is currently under discussion. EWE will also offer variable rates for different times of day as part of the market launch. The field test showed that customers are willing to run their dishwashers or washing machines at night if they are offered cheap electricity rates. This year, the motto for EWE AG's stand at the trade fair is "A new view of energy". The company is taking part in the Hannover Messe for the fourth time and will be there from 19 to 23 April. PRESS RELEASE EWE, with its head office in Oldenburg, is one of Germany's largest utility companies. Its range of goods and services includes electricity, gas and water supplies, energy and environmental technology, gas transportation and trading, and telecommunications and information technology. Thus, EWE provides a range of classical and innovative services at one source. EWE's network infrastructure is characterised by a high level of technical quality, security of supply and economically efficient operation. EWE extended its core competences at an early stage to include the operation of complex networks and provide comprehensive control and telecontrol engineering know-how in a future-oriented, multi-service offering. In addition to its established business activities in northern Germany, EWE also conducts business successfully in eastern Germany, Poland and Turkey. The EWE Group employed around 5,300 staff members in 2008 and recorded sales of €5.3 billion.
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