Termine Mai 2016

03.05. 10:30h
7. Sitzung des AK Finanzierung
03.05. 10:30h
10. Sitzung der AG Lohnsteuer
10.05.
AK Smart-Metering LG NRW
12.05.
VKU-Infotag: Texten in der Unternehmenskommunikation
12.05.
VKU-Infotag: Power-to-Gas: Einsatzmöglichkeiten in kommunalen Unternehmen
24.05.
VKU-Infotag: Arbeitnehmerdatenschutz in kommunalen Unternehmen
25.05.
VKU-Infotag: Unlauterer Wettbewerb im Strom- und Gasvertrieb
31.05. - 01.06.
VKU-Infotag: Energietechnik einfach erklärt
31.05.
VKU-Infotag: Krisenkommunikation in kommunalen Unternehmen
31.05. - 01.06.
VKU-Infotag: Energietechnik einfach erklärt
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About us

Who we are

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The Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. (VKU) is the German Association of Local Utilities of municipally determined infrastructure undertakings and economic enterprises. These are companies that provide services of general interest in Germany within the framework of local self-government. Working in the context of an economic system driven by competition, they serve the interests of citizens by maintaining a service structure that counteracts the forces of market concentration and forms an integral part of Germany's social market economy.

The VKU is the association for local public utilities, which do not primarily pursue private commercial objectives but are guided by public welfare obligations. In our democratic system, they operate under local self-administration to serve "citizen value", i.e. to meet the needs of the local community. The type of capital they form and secure is a community-oriented asset." (Resolution of the VKU Executive Committee of 26 February 2008)

The VKU represents the interests of the local public utility sector in Germany, which includes both supply and disposal services. Founded in 1949, this Association of Local Utilities has its headquarters in Berlin. In July 2011 the VKU moved into the association's new headquarters in the political center of the capital. It also runs an EU representation in Brussels. Furthermore the VKU is represented at federal state level with local offices. The 1,428 member companies organized within the VKU are primarily active in the fields of energy supply, water supply and sewage, waste management and municipal cleaning.

We bring together the interests of the local utilities and influence the processes of policy-making and law-making. We formulate ideas on the future of the local utility sector and offer our members a broad range of support services.