E.ON Avacon AG: The Regional Network Operator for Niedersachsen and Sachsen-Anhalt

With its headquarters in Helm­stedt, E.ON Avacon AG is one of the largest regional network operators and infrastructure ser­­­­vice providers in Germany. Its network ar­­ea covers over 22,000 square kilometres in central and eastern Nieder­­sachsen as well as large por­­tions of the north and central re­­­­­­­gions of Sachsen-Anhalt. With more than 54,000 km of high, medium and low voltage cables and a natural gas network stretching over 17,000 km, E.ON Avacon provides roughly 2.2 million people in its network area with energy. Nearly 2,000 people currently work for E.ON Avacon at more than a dozen locations. This in­­cludes over 180 apprentices that are be­­ing trained in various technical and commercial occu­­pations.

About 80 local shareholders hold a combined 30.3 per cent stake in E.ON Avacon and help strengthen the company’s re­­gional ties.

Over the last ten years, the company has invested over 1.2 billion euros in infrastruc­­ture that helps ensure a reliable supply of energy to the region. As a network operator, E.ON Avacon manages a signif­­icant amount of electricity generated from renew­­able energies. This development re­­quires new network concepts. E.ON Avacon is a pioneer in the search for inno­­vative and efficient solutions with such programs as its e-Home energy project 2020.


  1. Adress

    Schillerstraße 3
    D-38350 Helmstedt
    Telefon +49 (0) 5351 123-0
    Telefax +49 (0) 5351 123 40019
  2. Executive Board

    Michael Söhlke
  3. Year of establishment

  4. Employees

    circa 2.000
  5. Business activity

    Grid operator