Federation, association and organisation memberships

Energie AG is a member of associations and representative groups related to its operational activities, both in Austria and abroad. The Company's employees also play a role in various bodies, committees and working groups within these organisations. All Energie AG’s employees can reap the benefits from these memberships in the form of newsletters, events, webinars, as well as access to online portals, publications, studies, models, analytical findings and more. The following memberships are particularly noteworthy:

Association of Austrian E-Businesses (Verein Österreichs E-Wirtschaft)

Association of Industrial Companies (Industriellenvereinigung, IV)

Chamber of commerce (Wirtschaftskammer, WK)

Initiative for Upper Austria as a business location (Initiative Wirtschaftsstandort Oberösterreich, IWS)

Österreichische Energieagentur (Austrian Energy Agency GmbH, AEA)

Federal Association of Energy and Water Companies (Bundesverband der Energie und Wasserwirtschaft, BDEW)

Energy Saving Association of Upper Austria (Energiesparverband Oberösterreich)

Association for Ecology and Environmental Research (Verein für Ökologie und Umweltforschung, VÖU)

Federal Association of Electric Mobility (Bundesverband Elektromobilität, BEÖ)

Austrian Association of Water and Waste Management Companies (Österreichischer Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaftsverband, ÖWAV)

Verband österreichischer Entsorgungsfachbetriebe (Verband österreichischer Entsorgungsfachbetriebe, VÖEB)

Sdružení oboru vodovodů a kanalizací ČR, z.s (SOVAK)

Austrian Gas and Water Association (ÖVGW)

Austrian Electrotechnical Association (OVE)

Science and research have traditionally been accorded high value at Energie AG. One area in which this is evident is the long-standing partnership with the Energy Institute (Energieinstitut) at Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz. As a founding member, Energie AG Group actively participates in shaping and further improving the institute and draws on its high level of expertise in energy-related areas and its interdisciplinary team. Energie AG commissions studies from the institute on a consistent basis and works together closely with it on research projects. Examples include projects linked to new grid tariffs (“INNOnet”), the utilisation of sustainable heat sources (e.g. industrial waste heat), the distribution of this heat via district heating networks and the future possibilities of hydrogen-based energy storage systems.

Through the new “Strategy board of the Upper Austrian hydrogen network” created by the Province of Upper Austria in the 2022/2023 fiscal year, Energie AG discusses and coordinates current developments and activities with other companies and research institutes involved in the application of hydrogen technology.

Energie AG has been a member of the Energy Centre České Budějovice, an energy information centre in České Budějovice supported by the Province of Upper Austria and the Region of South Bohemia, since 1998. The centre's priority areas are offering support for the implementation of energy efficiency measures and the use of renewable energies. Since 2002, Energie AG has also been a member of the Fachgruppe Energie (Energy Working Group), which seeks to establish a cross-border cooperation in the energy sector between Upper Austria and South Bohemia. The working group supports cross-border projects and provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience.