History

Repower traces its roots in the electricity industry back more than 100 years.

Founded in 1904 as Kraftwerke Brusio AG, the company built its first power plant in Campocologno, in Valposchiavo in southern Graubünden, right on the border to Italy. At the time this was the biggest facility of its kind in Europe. Because the plant was so close to the border, doing business internationally was a core competence of the company from the very start.

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Strong roots in Graubünden...

In 2000, Kraftwerke Brusio AG (Poschiavo) merged with AG Bündner Kraftwerke (Klosters) and Rhätische Werke für Elektrizität (Thusis) to form Rätia Energie AG. In 2004, aurax AG (Ilanz) also joined the group. In April 2010 the company changed its brand into Repower.

...at home throughout Europe

In 2002 Rezia Energia Italia S.p.A. (Milan) was established. Distribution company Dynameeting S.p.A. (Milan) has been part of the Repower Group since 2006. The group has been present in Germany since 2002, and in 2007 Repower commenced energy trading in Prague. With its acquisition of Elcomex EN in 2010, Repower entered the Romanian sales and supply business.

 

Facts and figures

1904 Foundation of Kraftwerke Brusio AG
1906 Commissioning of the Campocologno power plant
1948 Commissioning of the 150 kV line over the Bernina and Julier Pass
1970 Commissioning of the 220 kV high-voltage line over the Albula Pass; connection to the western European transmission grid
2000 Foundation of Rätia Energie AG by merger of Kraftwerke Brusio AG / AG Bündner Kraftwerke / Rhätische Kraftwerke für Elektrizität AG
2002 Foundation of Rezia Energia Italia S.p.A. (Milan)
2002 Entry into the German market
2004 Merger with the aurax group
2004 Construction of power plants in Italy
2005 Commissioning of the 380 kV line over the Bernina Pass
2006 Entry into the Italian sales business
2008 First activities in CEE
2009 Opening of the new trading floor in Poschiavo
2010 Change of name from Rätia Energie AG to Repower AG
2010 Generation in Germany
2010 Entry into the Romanian sales business
2011 Foundation of Repartner Produktions AG
2013 Start of efficiency programm
2015 Concentration on core Swiss and Italian markets
2016 Strategic realignment and increase in capital