Austria

Member Profile

Energie-Control (E-Control)

Sectors Regulated:

  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas

ERRA Membership

  • Joined ERRA in 2018 

Establishment

  • Established in 2001

Responsibilities

  • Legal Mandate
  • Public Authority, E-Control Act
  • Responsibilities
  • E-Control is responsible for:
  • Electricity:
  • • 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
  • 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

Organisational Structure

  • Organigram
  • Working Employees
  • Number of Employees: 115

Population: 8.7 million (source: Statistics Austria)

GDP / Capita: 42020 EUR (2017)

Territory: 83,879 km2

Chairperson

Wolfgang URBANTSCHITSCH - Executive Director

Andreas EIGENBAUER - Executive Director

Licensing and Competition Committee Member

Katharina LEDERMANN-TAPPEINER - Senior Policy Officer

Tariff and Pricing Committee Member

Patrick-Philipp VALDA - Tariffs Expert

Customers and Retail Markets Working Group Member

Vera GUSENBAUER - Policy Officer