What we do ...

The Austrian Energy Agency is the national centre of excellence for energy. New technologies, renewable energy, and energy efficiency are the focal points of our scientific activities. The objectives of our work for the public and the private sector are the sustainable production and use of energy and energy supply security. We are an independent think tank that manages knowledge, provides the basis for well-founded decision making, and develops suggestions for the implementation of energy-related measures and projects.

Event calendar
October 2017

Current topics


Concerted Action supporting the transposition and implementation of Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RES Directive) CA-RES


The EU project iSERV enters the final round. So far, more than 156 companies in Europe use the opportunity to have the performance of their air conditioning system analysed by independent experts at no costs. In addition, an air quality measurement and inspection were carried out for the first companies free of charge.


The EC Commission starts projects for the "BUILD UP Skills" initiative in all European member states, for achieving an optimal training level of expert personnel to implement energy efficiency during renovation and newly constructed buildings.


Smart Metering is a new electronic measuring technology, continuously registering individual energy consumption and contributing to improve the invoicing system and also to informing the customers in detail about their energy consumption at any time. The objective of the "SmartRegions" EU project is to support the innovative Smart Metering Services, such as informative invoices and feedbacks, variable tariffs and load control, enabling people to save energy and supporting the net integration of renewable energy sources.


In Austria, the CO2 emissions in traffic are continuously rising (and also within the whole of the EU). Alone since 1990, the reference year for the Kyoto objective, the traffic sector showed an increase of over 60% up to 2002. Ways need to be found to revise this trend or at least to weaken it.


The GFSE forum provides a platform for stakeholders and business partners to discuss international strategies for renewable energy. The forum brings together investors and project partners and it accelerates the pace of international information exchange.