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UTILITIES IN DÜSSELDORF

Local utilities corporations offer complete services, so in Düsseldorf it is possible to order power, gas and water all from the same semi-public owned company.

Alternatively, a few national giants and lower priced competitors are also available to purchase power and gas from. Expect to see similar confusing tariffs as in other countries. 

Once the deal has been done, the commitment can prove to be quite rewarding. It is thus worth the search for comparison sites, however they are naturally in German only.

Waste disposal is treated separately, with separation and recycling traditionally very strong in Germany as a whole. Stores and vendors are legally obliged to dispose of packaging if the customer so desires.

WATER IN DÜSSELDORF

An average of some 140 million litres of drinking water flows through more than 1,800 km of the Dusseldorf supply system every day. That is the equivalent of about 700,000 bathtubs each holding 200 litres of water. Approximately one quarter of local water originates underground and an enormous three quarters through seepage from the river Rhine.

Here, the quality of the tap water is extremely high and is controlled by both European directives and national law. Specimens are taken and tested daily.

Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG
Höherweg 100
40233 Düsseldorf
+49 211 821 8210

ELECTRICITY IN DÜSSELDORF

Renewable energy including solar and wind generation or an atomic opt out is highly complex in Germany. Following deregulation and consumer activity, many suppliers offer electricity but Düsseldorf continues to have some of the highest energy prices in Europe.

When expats rent a house or flat, the cost of electricity is not normally included in the additional charges, Nebenkosten, so self-sourcing is normally recommended. Originating from the late eighteen hundreds, Stadtwerke Düsseldorf is the local utilities company of choice in Düsseldorf. They generate some forty percent of their own electric power.

Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG
Höherweg 100
40233 Düsseldorf
+49 211 821 8210

GAS IN DÜSSELDORF

Natural gas is easier on the environment than other fossil fuels, releasing up to fifty percent less emissions. Large players on the gas market in Germany include RWE Dea and E.ON Ruhrgas. Consumers in Düsseldorf are free to choose between many suppliers, though a majority of residents rely on the local Stadtwerke utility.

The use of gas in Düsseldorf as a power source stretches back a long way. Nowadays, gas stems from national sources in Germany as well as such countries as Norway and The Netherlands. The fracking technique is highly controversial and disputed in Germany.

Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG
Höherweg 100
40233 Düsseldorf
+49 211 821 8210

Boot Düsseldorf, January 23-31

The world’s largest trade fair in its field, boot Düsseldorf, presents a fascinating and safe environment in 2021. This is where visitors can experience traditional water sports favourites and all the latest innovations and trends.

Besides manufacturers of boats and yachts, participation takes centre stage when the surf sports hall will once again show itself as a highly professional trendsetter in the sector. A very special highlight is the magnificent, new high diving tower. Amongst others, opportunities to surf the “WAVE”, SUPen on the flatwater pool or sail and canoe are also available.

Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61
40474 Düsseldorf
+49 211 456 001

Welcome to Düsseldorf

Big city business and small town charm unite to create a vibrant and safe choice of relocation for expats. Modern and old architecture sit comfortably alongside wide river banks and charming urban districts. Enjoy the city!