There are many existing opportunities for the Austrian industry in the area of Smart Grids (e.g. for component development, software systems, steering tools). To use these opportunities, a “National Technology Platform – Smart Grids Austria” was founded in May 2008 through national industry, network operators, and research stakeholders. The “National Technology Platform – Smart Grids Austria” will serve as competent national discussion and implementation partner for the European Technology Platform – Smart Grids. The main activities can be seen in achieving a common consensus of all partners on the thematic content and strategy of the platform, to create and install a joint management structure, to define thematic focus areas for market aspects, to coordinate R&D as well as demonstration activities, as well as relevant framework conditions for Smart Grids.
The Austrian industry has economic opportunities to become a major player in the growing Smart Grid market. To be able to use this opportunities most efficiently, optimal framework conditions are necessary. The overall goal is to be a technological leader in some of the business cases and create high qualified jobs in the energy and communication industry. (smartgrids.at)
- Andreas Lugmaier, Helfried Brunner, Wolfgang Prüggler, Nathalie Glück, Friederich Kupzog, Hubert Fechner, Ursula Tauschek, Thomas Rieder, Karl Derler, Thomas Mühlberger, u.a. “Roadmap Smart Grids Austria -Der Weg in die Zukunft der elektrischen Stromnetze”, Fachverband der Elektro- und Elektronikindustrie, Österreichs E-Wirtschaft, Wien, 2010. http://www.smartgrids.at/?download=254.pdf
- Smart Grids Definitionsbild, Wien, 15.10.2010 http://www.smartgrids.at/?download=77.pdf