In November 2020, the Austrian Federal Government enacted special protective measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The measures introduced for a limited time included, inter alia, social distancing rules, stay-at-home orders, and massive restrictions imposed on the hospitality industry as well as the accommodation, event and leisure industries. The measures taken by the Federal Government did not result in any immediate significant changes to the prices on the energy markets. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis does however give rise to a continued high degree of planning uncertainty with respect to the future development of sales volumes as well as procurement and sales prices.