Austria a technological trailblazer for smart grid technologies
Austria is playing a pioneering role in the development of smart grid technologies. The focal points of research carried out in Austria include intelligent network integration of customers, buildings, small photovoltaic plants, electric-powered vehicles and the integration of small hydropower stations. Salzburg in its role as a model region was even honored with the Core Label by the European Electricity Grid Initiative in 2013, recognizing it as a European showcase project.
The different issues show the broad range of smart grid technologies. Austrian companies have carried out a great deal of research and development work in the field of system components. Here Austria boasts a very high level of competence. The technology platform Smart Grids Austria has developed the technology roadmap Smart Grids Austria for the period up until 2020 within the context of the strategy process Smart Grids 2.0.