Verband kommunaler Unternehmen (VKU)

Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. (VKU) is the German Association of Local Public Utilities of municipally determined infrastructure undertakings and economic enterprises. These are companies that provide services of general interest in Germany within the framework of local self-government. VKU is the association for local public utilities, which do not primarily pursue private commercial objectives but are guided by public welfare obligations.