Energie-Control (E-Control)

Energie-Control (E-Control)


Sectors Regulated:

Electricity, Natural Gas

Regulatory Authority General Information

  • Joined ERRA in 2018
  • Established in 2001


  • Legal basis/ mandate
  • Public Authority, E-Control Act.
  • Responsibilities
  • Electricity and Natural Gas: Market Functioning (define regulatory framework, set up market rules for competition, regulate network tariffs, develop market rules); Monitoring and Supervision (identify and eliminate competition violations, monitor and analyze the development of the market); Security of Supply Measures; Consumer Complaint Handling and Dispute Settlement.
  • Renewables: Monitoring compliance with the rules in force concerning the supply with green electricity and electricity from small hydropower plants.
  • Authorities
  • Independence: Fully independent institution.
  • Supervised by the Supervisory Board of E-Control.
  • Reports to the Austrian Parliament.
  • Appeal process: E-Control decisions can be challenged in accordance with national regulations.

Organisational Structure

  • Organigram
  • Organigram: E-Control Austria (2019)
  • Internal Structure
  • E-Control is headed by its Executive Directors who are appointed by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK). E-Control’s Executive Board is supported by ten departments without further hierarchical substructures.
  • Working Employees
  • • Decision-Making Level: 2
  • • Total Number of Employees: 117
  • Budget
  • Fee on network tariffs (the E-Control Supervisory Board approved forecast budget is required to be paid by the high-voltage network operators as well as by the market and distribution area manager).