Lausitz Energie und Bergbau AG (LEAG)
LEAG is the joint brand of Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG and Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG.
Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG is responsible for lignite extraction in the four Lusatian opencast mines and for refining the raw material in the Schwarze Pumpe Industrial Park. Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG is responsible for the power plant park. In addition to the Lusatian lignite-fired power plants, this also includes one of the two power plant units at the Lippendorf site near Leipzig.
'We supply energy - reliable in all weather conditions, flexible and affordable. This is what our approximately 8,000 employees work for. They make LEAG to the largest East German energy company and one of the most important private sector employers in the region. Nowadays, lignite is responsible for about a quarter of Germany's electricity generation. Our opencast mines produce around 60 million tons of this domestic raw material every year. Our power plants in Brandenburg and Saxony produce almost every tenth kilowatt hour of electricity consumed in Germany.'