The right idea at the right time -
Company with positive energy

Company profile

An idea becomes a company. The company history begins in 1996 with the foundation of Vento Ludens by Horst Walz. The intact nature there fits the company philosophy of our family business: Embedded in the community, we are a trustworthy employer for the people from our region. With an eye for the environment and a corresponding inner attitude, we realize innovative projects with state-of-the-art technology.
The idea of generating energy through wind power turns into a vision: independence from fossil fuels and nuclear energy. In order to successfully advance this vision, after a short time we expand our range to include solar energy. Since the foundation of the company, we have continuously developed our expertise in the field of wind energy and photovoltaic systems.

From this knowledge, the next logical step is the expansion of our technologies into the field of hydropower plants. The exchange and the close connection with the Vento Ludens subsidiary in Switzerland, founded in 2009, contribute decisively to our success. We not only handle projects in the field of renewable energies, but also make a significant contribution to sustainable energy supply with our plants. We combine our forces in a targeted manner in order to make a significant contribution to the energy supply with enthusiasm and dedicated work.
Nature gives us all the resources we need to do this. We use them.
Mindful. Efficient. Respectful.

Management

Horst Walz

Managing Partner

Joachim Finkel

Managing Director

Christian Oberbeck

Managing Director Switzerland

Ulrich Münch

Country Manager Switzerland

Milestones

2022Completion of another 4 small hydro power plants in Scotland

2015Foundation of the office in Dublin

2011First wind farm in Scotland (Muirake)

2008Foundation of the office in Scotland

1996Company foundation in Jettingen-Scheppach

Partnership for planning and operation

Koehler Renewable Energy GmbH

Koehler Energy Group (KEG) has existed as a subsidiary of Koehler Group since 2012. Since then, it has implemented numerous projects in the fields of wind power, photovoltaics, hydropower and combined heat and power. In the process, KEG's experts have mastered all stages of the value chain: acquisition, planning, development and smooth long-term operation are guaranteed by the employees' many years of know-how.

For the coming years, KEG is aiming for continued steady growth. Together with various partners, the experienced team has already implemented projects worth several hundred million euros, generating over 225,000 MWh of electricity, over 21,000 MWh of heat and over 150,000 tons of steam annually (as of December 2018).

The company's headquarters are located in southwestern Germany. KEG plans and operates the projects at home and abroad.