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Energy generation

SWM Energy Generation provides Munich with a safe, cost-effective and green supply of energy. It operates all of SWM’s power plants and feeds its energy output into the Munich grid.

Supply security, cost-effectiveness and environmental friendliness are the principles on which a successful, sustainable energy policy is based.

SWM also sees sustainable energy management as part of its corporate responsibility. Sustainability means adopting a long-term approach, efficiency, customer focus, saving resources and environmental friendliness.

We rely on an intelligent energy mix comprised of combined heat and power, hydropower, photovoltaic energy, biogas, wind power and geothermal energy. We generate power for Munich with state-of-the-art technologies and adhere to the strictest environmental standards.

Production plants

Combined heat and power plants

HKW Süd München

SWM operates combined heat and power plants in Unterföhring (north plant) and the Thalkirchen district (south plant). It also runs two cogeneration facilities in Westbad and Pasing. All SWM combined heat and power plants are based on the cogeneration principle where both electricity and usable heat are produced. The fuel – mainly environmentally friendly natural gas at our plants – is used much more effectively than at conventional power plants.

We have deployed eco-friendly combined heat and power technology for years and are systematically expanding it.

Further information on combined heat and power

Heating plants

Energieerzeugung Heizwerk

SWM operates eight heating plants distributed across the entire city.
These facilities are only used to generate district heating. Their simpler technical design makes them much less expensive to operate than combined heat and power plants. Heating plants are completely ready for operation within minutes and are ideal for meeting short-term heat consumption peaks and for covering periods when combined heat and power plants are non-operational.

The generation of district heating in heating plants also benefits the environment. Compared to several oil-fired individual plants, environmental protection can be managed much more efficiently in a central plant. The use of state-of-the-art firing technology ensures low NOx, CO and CO2 emissions.
We already provide over 90% of Munich’s district heating using environmentally friendly cogeneration in combined heat and power plants.

Renewable energies

Windpark Havelland

By 2025, SWM is aiming to produce as much green electricity at its own plants as required to power the entire city of Munich. This would make Munich the first city worldwide with over a million residents to have achieved this target! In 2008, SWM already started implementing its ex-pansion campaign for renewable energies and earmarked a budget of nine billion euros for the project.

Further information on the Renewable Energies expansion campaign 


If you wish to find out more about energy generation by SWM, please contact us.

Phone: 0800 796 796 0 *
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
E-Mail: customer-service@swm.de
* toll-free within Germany

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