ElektrizitätsWerke Schönau: a citizens-driven energy company

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Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS) is an energy supply company located in Schönau (Germany) in the Black Forest region. It was established in 1994 by a group of citizens - the “Parents for a nuclear-free future” association. The company operates the local power grid, sells green electricity throughout Germany and advocates a renewable energy supply. Since 1988, the changes in the regulation of the electricity market allowed EWS to supply its costumers with electricity generated from renewable and cogeneration sources.

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