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Energy trading and services

Visit Europe’s leading energy exchange and swap ideas with management from Leipzig’s energy companies.


Get to know the energy city of Leipzig.

Trail station 1

Energy2market – e2m
Energy2market is one of the largest direct marketers and aggregators of new energies in Germany. The e2m is able to identify, bundle and market electricity and flexibility from decentralized generation and consumption plants in real-time around the clock with its own virtual power plant (VKW) and the 24/7 trading team. e2m controls over 5,000 plants with over 3,700 MW installed generation capacity and a trading volume of € 390 million (2018).



  • Bundling, control and marketing of Europe-wide energy generation in a virtual power plant
  • Second-to-second energy trading
  • Integration of microstorage units, battery storage units and decentralized consumers into the marketing of flexibility
  • Power plant deployment optimization and consumption optimization for industrial companies and conventional energy suppliers


  • An introduction and an overview of the Energy2market’s development in the context of the energy system transformation
  • Tour of the 24/7 control room/remote control system
  • View of the portfolio management
  • Preview of future e2m projects and possible scenarios for renewable energy generation

Duration:     90-120 minutes

Trail station 2

The Institute for Infrastructure and Resource Management (IIRM) of the Leipzig University
Leipzig University is characterized by its outstanding expertise in the fields of energy economics and energy management, water and environmental management, infrastructure and environmental research, the public economy and public management as well as energy, environmental and planning law. The Institute for Infrastructure and Resource Management (IIRM) with its 8 professors and more than 50 employees is one of the central players in academic infrastructure research. In addition to the analysis of liberalized energy markets, the main research areas of the Faculty of Energy Management and Sustainability include the integrated modelling of operational, municipal, national and global energy systems under climate protection and resource restrictions. Projects currently underway focus in particular on techno-economic issues relating to the digitization of the energy industry in the context of energy system transformation („smart markets and smart grids“).


Target group
Decision-makers from industry and politics who are interested in the role of digitalization in the successful implementation of the energy transition.

Thanks to a large number of publications, projects, public lectures and consulting activities, the institute has achieved a high profile in the field of so-called sustainability management (energy management, environmental management, water and wastewater management, waste management) both domestically and internationally over the past ten years. The Faculty for Energy Management and Sustainability is one of the key players in the WindNODE project, the pioneering project for intelligent energy in the new German states.

Topic: smart markets and smart grids Digitalization of the energy industry in the context of the energy transition
a) Introductory lecture on the topic „Digitalization of the energy transition: The big picture“
b) Special lectures on individual projects (selection upon request):

  • Economic evaluation of flexibility options for the integration of renewable energies
  • Modeling of energy markets
  • Smart markets: design and evaluation
  • Integrated modeling of energy companies

Duration: 45 – 90 minutes

Trail station 3

VNG is a pan-European association of companies with more than 20 members, a broad, sustainable portfolio of gas and infrastructure services and more than 60 years of experience in the energy market. The group, headquartered in Leipzig, employs around 1,100 people. As part of the gas value chain, VNG concentrates on three business areas: trading & sales, transport, and storage. VNG’s „VNG 2030+“ strategy, based on this core competency in gas, increasingly focuses on new business areas. These include biogas, digital infrastructure and district supply solutions.

Photo: Eric Kemnitz


Current projects

  • Energy efficiency (e.g. Effizienzcloud GmbH)
  • District supply solutions (e.g. VNG ViertelEnergie GmbH)
  • Green gases (e.g. VNG Balance GmbH; Power to Gas)
  • Digitalization transformation (e.g. Blockchain, KI)

VNG Handel & Vertrieb GmbH

  • Portfolio management
  • Balancing group management
  • Risk management
  • Trading
  • Natural gas sales
  • Consulting/training
  • Data services/data logistics
  • Contract management


  • The VNG digital journey (45 min)
  • Natural gas yesterday and in the future – the transformation of an energy source OR transformation in the energy sector


  • Portfolio management / balancing group management / risk management in energy procurement and trading – development and outlook (60 min?)

Trail station 4

Leipzig Gruppe

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the City of Leipzig. It is responsible for supply and disposal (energy, sewage, and water as well as mobility) and the development of the city of Leipzig and the region.

Trail station 5

Tilia supports public utilities, municipalities, industrial enterprises, supply and disposal companies in the creation of the right strategy, the development of new business models, the development of concepts for sustainable and efficient infrastructure and the development of new and innovative solutions, and -most importantly- in their implementation! They are very flexible when it comes to the services they offer. These range from consulting and support in project management to joint development and implementation of projects. It is important to Tilia that the work does not end with the concepts. Which means that Tilia also invests together with the customer if necessary. The goal is to bring about changes with concrete and measurable results.



  • Industrial waste heat recovery to supply a specially designed local heating network and the heating and hot water preparation of buildings in the municipality of Bennewitz near Leipzig. This project offers the possibility of replacing the burning of natural gas for heat generation with unused waste heat in order to avoid significant amounts of CO2 emissions, reduce the outflow of purchasing power resulting from imported natural gas, reduce heating costs and save resources.
  • The Smart Border Initiative (SBI) is a European pilot project supported by both the German and French governments and the European Commission. From the outset, the project was designed and developed by Tilia in cooperation with the network operators (Enedis and Innogy), Deutschen Energieagentur and 18 industrial partners and interest groups. The aim of the project is to physically connect energy systems on both sides of the border in order to enable shared and cross-border energy optimization. The key element of this cross-border smart grid will be the interconnection of medium voltage (20 kV) electricity grids.

Trail station 6

As one of the leading IT companies within the energy industry, GET AG researches, analyzes and integrates industry-relevant data. Employing more than 90 highly qualified and committed employees from a wide variety of disciplines and with numerous specialized partners, the company works on innovative solutions for the energy industry, every day. Their customers include large and small municipal utilities, industry associations and corporations and internet portal operators.



  • Cockpit – the web-based platform for market analysis, calculation and sales management for electricity and gas products in the private and commercial customer segment.
  • Simplaro – an expansion of the consumer-friendly B2C platform in order to establish sustainable, cross-sector business models for the energy industry and third parties


  • Company tour
  • Overview of GET AG’s business areas and competitive situation in electricity and gas sales (Germany)
  • Presentation of the live Cockpit system (market analysis, product calculation)
  • Future project preview

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Dr. Christian Backmann und Lars Quiring (Vorstände der GET AG)

Firmensitz – Die Alte Strickwarenfabrik