AUSTRIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

Austria Renewable Incentives are covering electricity and heat generated from renewable energy and various subsidies for e-mobility.

In Austria, electricity from renewable sources is supported mainly through a feed-in tariff. Furthermore, the construction of PV installations on buildings and small or medium-sized hydro-electric power stations is supported through subsidies. Electricity from renewable sources is granted access to the grid according to the general legislation on energy and according to non-discriminatory principles.

Heating and cooling from renewable energy sources is supported through an incentive scheme on the level of the individual federal states (“Länder”). The main support scheme for renewable energy sources used in transport is a quota system. AUSTRIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

There are four specialisation programmes for RES-installers, numerous quality standards for RES installations, an agreement determining the exemplary role of public authorities, a research and technology programme and a building obligation for the use of renewable heating.

ELECTRICITY AUSTRIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

Support schemes AUSTRIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

In Austria, electricity from renewable sources is mainly supported through a feed-in tariff. Furthermore, the construction of PV installations on buildings and small or medium-sized hydro-electric power stations is supported through subsidies. AUSTRIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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Grid issues

In Austria, electricity from renewable sources is granted access to the grid according to the general legislation on energy and according to non-discriminatory principles. Only the use of the grid by electricity from renewable energy sources is subject to a specific order. When grid capacity is insufficient, grid operators are obliged to give priority transmission to electricity from renewable sources.

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Policies

The following policies aim at promoting the development, installation and usage of RES-installations in Austria: There are four specialisation programmes for RES-installers, numerous quality standards for RES installations, an agreement determining the exemplary role of public authorities and a building obligation for the use of renewable heating. AUSTRIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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HEATING AND COOLING

Support schemes

In Austria, heating and cooling from renewable energy sources is supported through an incentive scheme on the level of the individual federal states (“Länder”).

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Grid issues

In Austria, district heating networks are managed at local level by the individual heat supply companies. There is no federal regulation providing a legal framework for the connection of RES-H plants to the heating grid. Therefore, the connection to the grid is based on the individual contract with the district heating supply company. Detailed information on the connection process can be provided by the Austrian Association of Gas- and District Heating Supply Companies (FGW).

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Policies

The following policies aim at promoting the development, installation and usage of RES-installations in Austria: There are four specialisation programmes for RES-installers, numerous quality standards for RES installations, an agreement determining the exemplary role of public authorities and a building obligation for the use of renewable heating.

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TRANSPORTATION – MOBILITY

Support schemes

In Austria, the main support scheme for renewable energy sources used in transport is a quota system. This scheme obliges companies importing or producing petrol or diesel to ensure that biofuels make up a defined percentage of their annual fuel sales. Furthermore, biofuels are supported through a fiscal regulation mechanism. AUSTRIA RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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Source and for more information : RES LEGAL

Austria Renewable Incentives further information

  • Fachverband der Gas- und Wärmeversorgungsunternehmungen (FGW) / Association of Gas- and District Heating Supply Companies (FGW)
  • +43 1 513 15 880
  • FGW website
  • office(at)gaswaerme.at
  • Bundesministerium für Finanzen / Federal Ministry of Finance
  • (+43 1) 810 001 228
  • BMF website

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