The last time ener|gate Gasmarkt spoke with Michael Rimmler, the managing director of Gas- Versorgung Süddeutschland (GVS), was February 2019. At the time, the focus was on the development of the sales company business and the future perspectives of the sales company. The plan was to extend power sales and services. At the beginning of May, this publication talked once again with Mr Rimmler. Naturally, a large part of the discussion was around the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on the GVS business. The surprising takeaway: While the impact on the business is rather small, the crisis has some positive aspects for the organisation.
ener|gate Gasmarkt: Mr Rimmler, what is the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on your business?
Mr Rimmler: First of all, the corona crisis means for us a big step forward in applying digital media. ener|gate Gasmarkt: What does “big step forward” mean, and what are the fundamental changes?
Mr Rimmler: What does „big mean“. In the past, we rarely used web conferences. Since March 11, all our staff has been working from home. Since then, we have switched completely to web conferences. From the start this has worked very well and smoothly. That really changed my mind.