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TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE CITY
We aim for the big picture: Real structural change
Our answer to the question regarding energy production is the shift to 100 percent renewable energy. As a catalyst for change, we push for both the expansion and market integration of green energy sources. As the sectors of electricity, heat and mobility grow together, electricity from renewable sources will become the most important source of energy in all areas of life and work. The time to create such an overall system is now! ! With its five business divisions, Green City AG is increasing energy supply from renewable sources through implementing new power plants and through setting up the necessary structures for cross-sector use of green electricity.
Initiators with vision and zest for action
Green City AG addresses citizens and decision-makers: Private and institutional investors, green energy customers, property and neighborhood owners, municipalities, institutions and companies. Their participation and acceptance are key in the success of a shift in energy production and modes of transportation. After all, the decentralised shift in energy production and a new mobility culture are being initiated on a small scale: they begin with every local person and their willingness to rethink our world.
Our impact on the energy transition
Thousands of €
Green City invests daily in the energy transition
green city has been investing annually for 15 years
Thousand tons of CO2
Tons of CO2 avoided by Green City in 2020
Cooperation between organisation and public listed company
We make things easy! We create solutions – For a livable city and with the participation of citizens and decision-makers. This is the DNA of our parent association Green City e.V., which is crucial for the entire Green City family. We act both politically and entrepreneurially at the same time. While the environmental organisation Green City e.V. realises its goals in the greater Munich area, Green City AG is active throughout Germany and Europe.
Our main shareholder: a non-profit organisation
We want to win over as many people as possible for a shift in energy production and modes of transport and engage them in the market opportunities. For this purpose, we put our company in the hands of many: With our citizens’ share, shareholders become co-owners of Green City AG and benefit from the steadily growing power plant portfolio. Green City e.V. is our main shareholder and is represented on the Supervisory Board by two members.
Our efforts make an impact! The renowned awards and certifications are an acknowledgement of our achievements as a company – and therefore also apply to our customers, partners, shareholders and investors.
The Munich Metropolitan Region awards us the mobility prize “for particularly commendable best-practice examples” in the “Urbanizer” category. Our crowd investment as a joint venture with the Berlin fleet provider emmy is one of the largest crowd funding projects in the German mobility sector: By the end of the placement in May 2019, we will have reached a fund of EUR 1.1 million for e-scooter sharing.
The market information service ECOreporter and the Institute for Sustainable Ethical Finance (INAF) have developed the sustainability seal to provide transparency for investors: Green City AG is one of the “pioneers who genuinely and reputably pursue sustainable goals and operate their core business sustainably”. Green City investments had already been awarded the seal in the past, and since 2018 the bonds “Solarimpuls” and “Kraftwerkpark III – Tranche C” have also received the award.
Green City AG was awarded by the European Association for Renewable Energies EUROSOLAR for its “long-term and far-reaching contribution to the development of renewable energies in the hands of citizens”. With the annual award of the European Solar Prize, EUROSOLAR honours “role models and pioneers in the field of renewable energies”.
Since 2014, we have been part of the group of companies carrying the Prime Status (B+) by the internationally recognised rating agency. ISS-oekom – formerly oekom research – thus classifies Green City AG as one of the world’s leading companies in the field of “Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency”. The Corporate Rating analyses the most important share and bond issuers worldwide regarding their environmental, social and governance performance.
Green City Power is one of the few green electricity providers that the environmental organisation Robin Wood considers recommendable. According to the organisation’s latest green electricity report, only ten of the 1200 tested suppliers sell actual clean electricity from renewable sources. The ranking evaluates which tariffs actually make a contribution to climate and environmental protection. The criteria in this test were the following: the electricity comes from renewable energy sources only, the supplier acts independently of the nuclear and coal industry and is promoting the expansion of renewable energies. Green City meets all these criteria: Our green electricity comes from existing hydropower plants and newly built Green City wind farms.
“We are delighted about this award and see it as recognition of our many years of pioneering work in the field of renewable energies,” comments Michael Renninger, Managing Director of Green City Power GmbH, on the assessment, “Since 2017 we have been selling genuine green electricity from 100% renewable energies.
The eco-profit environmental management programme is based on cooperation between municipalities and local companies and covers the most important areas of environmental protection in the company. Protecting the environment in the long term while also saving money: This is the goal of the Munich Departments for Work and Economics and for Health and Environment for almost 20 years with this certification for companies.
Green City on the move
The Green City family despite the political challenges over the last 20 years has grown from the first solar project to a substantial portfolio of renewable energy power plants. Green City AG has 20 years of experience and history: the Green City solar pioneers and investors of the first hour have set out on a path towards a sustainable city, which we are still following to this day.
Green City e.V. – We make it easy, we create livable cities
A group of Munich residents founds the environmental protection association Green City e.V.* With projects and campaigns for climate protection, a greener city and a move away from car traffic, the association relies on citizens: On their commitment, awareness raising and socio-political discourse.
*The association was founded in 1990 under the name “München 2000 Autofrei” – Munich 2000 Car-free – and renamed in 1995.
Solar pioneer – We involve investors in the financing of energy system transformation.
In 1999, the association became active in energy policy for the first time. We show how the energy transition can work in the hands of citizens: With the financial support of 136 investors, we install the first solar roof systems in Munich – the world’s largest citizen participation system at the time. Five more citizen funded solar parks are being built shortly after.
Green City Energy GmbH – We become pioneers of renewable energies
In 2005, the association founded the subsidiary Green City Energy GmbH to professionalize and plan regenerative power plants – the foundation for today’s Green City AG was laid. As a green energy supplier, we expand our range of activities from solar power to water and wind power, biogas, contracting and municipal energy consulting.
Foundation of Green City Energy France Sarl
With its branch in Toulouse, France, Green City is strengthening its reach on the international market. In addition to Germany and Italy, we are now also operating in France as a project developer in the field of renewable energies.
Green City Energy AG – We accelerate the expansion with our own power plants throughout Europe.
Green City Energy GmbH becomes a public limited company in 2011. With our investments in power plant parks I, II and III, we begin to build up our own capacities and drive forward the expansion of wind, hydro and solar power. We are opening up markets in Germany, Italy, France and Spain.
Green City Projekt GmbH – We support municipalities, institutions and companies
The subsidiary Green City Projekt GmbH was founded by the association in 2003 to organise major events such as the Streetlife Festival and the Blade Night in Munich. In 2012 Green City Projekt becomes a consulting & communication service provider.
Energy suppliers – We bring 100 percent green electricity and e-mobility into the city
Since 2017, we have been one of the few suppliers to supply green electricity from newly buit plants. With our POWER tariffs, we supply private and business customers – and go one step further: Green City Energy AG sees the need for integrated energy systems and is entering the e-mobility market with e-scooter sharing.
Green City AG – We promote the market integration of renewables
The economic efficiency of renewable energies and the intelligent networking of green electricity, heat and e-mobility open up new opportunities that we are seizing with the reorganisation as Green City AG: Green City Energy AG and Green City Projekt GmbH merge into one. And with it green electricity production, financing and consulting are combined – supplemented with new business fields in green energy sales. As a company dedicated to bring about a shift in the areas of energy generation and mobility, we stand on three pillars of hydroelectric, wind and solar power and bring electricity from renewable sources into urban areas – we create the infrastructure for e-mobility and energy solutions.
SUMMIQ AG – We founded a green energy supplier of a new generation
In 2019, we celebrate 20 years of pioneer work in the field of solar energy. In our anniversary year, we have a project pipeline of several hundred megawatts of output in the wind and solar business alone. These include ground-mounted solar power systems on a multi-megawatt level in Spain and France. With the “Solarimpuls” bond, we are passing on market opportunities to our investors. And we are setting the course for the future: Green City AG founds SUMMIQ AG in 2019. The aim of SUMMIQ as an independent company is the investment-driven development and operation of a digitally controlled gigawatt portfolio, in particular of wind and solar power plants, which is complemented by investments in storage and digitisation technologies.
Founding of Green City Italia Srl
Since 2013, Green City has been acting as a project developer for renewable energy plants in Italy. With the official foundation of Green City Italia Srl, we are further strengthening our impact and reach on the European market.
First solar project in Spain
With “El Marqués”, Green City is expanding its country radius and can now add Spain to its project locations.
Spokesperson, Head of Operations
- Spokesman for the Board of Management of Green City AG
- Honorary board member of Green City e.V. since 1992
- 2002 – 2008: Honorary member of the city council of Munich as well as Transport and Energy Policy Spokesman
- Many years of experience in project development and control, including Bürgerbau AG Freiburg
Board of Management Portfolio Management, Head of Portfolio Management & Financial Sales
- Since May 2020 Member of the Board of Management of Green City AG
- 2012 to 2020 CHIEF financial officer of Green City AG
- More than 20 years of experience in the finance and banking industry
- Former Member of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of financial services companies
Head of Renewables
- Mechanical Engineer, authorised representative
- Active in the field of renewable energies in Europe since 2002
- Several management positions with large energy groups and medium-sized energy suppliers
Head of Finance
- Degree in Business Administration
- 15 years of relevant professional experience
- With Green City since 2011
- Management of §32 KWG Financial institution Green City Finance GmbH
- Before (i.a.): KanAm, IC Consulting
Rauno Andreas Fuchs
Head of Experience & Drive
- Managing Director of Green City Experience GmbH (formerly Green City Projekt GmbH) since 2011
- Many years of experience in the field of urban development and mobility
- Main focus: municipal strategies and business development with a focus on mobility, urban development and climate protection
- Offices: Chairman of the Supervisory Board Kartoffelkombinat eG, Member of the Transport Committee of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Munich and Oberbayern, Managing Director ADFC Bayern e.V.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
- Member of the board of Green City e.V.
- Internationally active Senior Consultant of Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH in the field of energy and sustainability
- Many years of experience in advising international companies and public institutions in Europe
Christian Alexander Mayer
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
- Lawyer in environmental & energy law at Noerr LLP in Munich (since 2010)
- Lecturer for Environmental Law and Regulation in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Stuttgart (since 2013)
- Regular participation in research initiatives, publications and presentations
- Lawyer with Kapellmann & Partner (Düsseldorf, 2007-2010)
Member of the Supervisory Board
- Head of the global “Electromobility” division at TÜV SÜD (since 2011)
- Spokesman of ASPO Germany
- 17 years working for Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH in the fields of renewable energy and alternative fuels Consultant in Malaysia
- Consultant in Malaysia
Member of the Supervisory Board
- Group controlling at TÜV SÜD, including the development of the investment controlling and a reporting system
- Taught retrainees in business management basics
Member of the Supervisory Board
- Managing Director of the main shareholder Green City e.V. (since 2008)
- Consulting and management positions at the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) on an honorary and full-time basis
Member of the Supervisory Board
- Vice President & Strategic Client Partner of QuEST Global
- Former head of the Smart Cities division of Siemens AG based in London (The Crystal)
- Many years of experience in the energy sector, including 5 years as Head of the Market Development Board for Power Utilities for Asia Pacific of Siemens AG
In the interests of transparency for our capital providers, investors and shareholders, we publish the current account balances of all investments issued by us on an annual basis.
Take a look at the current account for an overview of our ecological investments for corporate financing as well as the financing of the asset portfolio and the transport turnaround. The current account also includes information on the issued shares of Green City AG and all interest payments made on the issued financial products up to 3.06.2020.
Green City AG has launched 23 closed-end mutual funds with an issue volume of over EUR 54 million. As of 31.12.2019, more than 21.3 million euros were distributed to the limited partners. This current account provides an overview of the performance of individual closed-end funds for the 2018 financial year. Deviations from the target values are explained in detail.
The solar current account clearly shows the number of realized solar power plants and the installed capacity of the Green City Group – cumulative ly recalled by 2019. It provides a detailed overview of the performance of the individual solar projects of the Green City Group as of 31.12.2019.
Key figures of Green City AG
The Green City Group has invested a total of 524 million euros in renewable energy projects by the end of 2019.
We have made around 49.2 million euros in distributions and interest payments to our investors by the end of 2019.
The Green City Group’s power plants produced a total of 344,088 MWh of green electricity in 2019.
The Green City Group has completed power plants with a total capacity of 248 MW by the end of 2019.
The environmental protection association Green City e.V. remains the largest shareholder of Green City AG. The shareholder structure at the end of 2019: