AEA – Austrian Energy Agency  (Austria)

The Austrian Energy Agency was established in 1977 as a non-profit organisation. The Austrian Energy Agency is the Austrian energy research and policy institution in which the federal and the provincial administration ("Bund" and "Länder" respectively) and some forty important institutions and corporations from a variety of economic sectors co-operate. The board of directors ("Präsidium") comprises the federal minister charged with environmental affairs, the federal minister charged with energy affairs and the chairman of the provincial governors. The Austrian Energy Agency is the Austrian Member of the European Energy Network EnR.

The Austrian Energy Agency

  • assists federal and provincial governmental administrations in defining energy, technology and research policies.
  • analyses energy problems of technical, structural and behavioural nature, presents recommendations for actions, offers information to decision makers, and addresses the appropriate public audience.
  • develops long term strategies for sustainable development. This includes the analysis of Austria's present and future interactions with the European Community as well as with Central and East European countries.
  • offers information on the experience gained in the field of energy efficiency – on the level of technology, organisation, policy, information, consulting and evaluation – both in the national and the international context.
  • gives scientific support to the process of market diffusion of energy efficient technologies and provides a forum for the in-depth analyses of controversial topics.
  • describes its activities in regular reports, publishes study reports, and offers customers information.

The Austrian Energy Agency  is leader of the Dissemination and Communication - Workpackage and main contributor to the development of the training modules on "Energy Saving and sustainable transport" and "Ecodriving". AEA will work to integrate project contents in general language courses of immigrants (formal and non formal) and also work on policy integration, i.e. to make the contents of the project sustainable also after the project's deadline. The main area of implementation will be Vienna, Austria’s capital.


Reinhard Jellinek
Willy Raimund