Representing the industry in Brussels
Thanks to our strong team and effective representation of the industry in Brussels, Oesterreichs Energie ensures that the Austrian electricity sector also has a say at EU level, and that decisions reflect the industry’s interests.
Our Brussels office is the central point of contact for all matters relating to European energy, climate protection and environmental policy. It also serves as an interface between Oesterreichs Energie’s Vienna headquarters and the association’s member companies as well as European institutions and associations. Monitoring of legislation and systematic networking allow the EU office to cultivate productive and trust-based relations with decision-makers in Brussels. In turn, this ensures that Oesterreichs Energie’s Vienna office and the member companies receive optimal, timely information on all relevant draft EU legislation.
As a result, Oesterreichs Energie and its members can react appropriately to any legislative amendments and proposed regulations or directives, and contribute to the legislative process by putting forward the views of the Austrian electricity industry – again with the support of the EU office – in good time. In the process, Oesterreichs Energie cooperates closely and acts in consultation with the various national electricity associations and the European electricity industry umbrella organisations, in particular EURELECTRIC.
The umbrella organisation for the European electricity industry, of which Oesterreichs Energie is also a member as the representative of the Austrian electricity sector, EURELECTRIC plays a decisive part in the development of the electricity industry and enhancing its competitiveness. Due to its membership of a range of leading European associations, EURELECTRIC is recognised worldwide as a focal point for strategic know-how and lobbying for the electricity industry. It is also the only European interest group representing the entire electricity industry in its dealings with European Union institutions.
EURELECTRIC is committed to promoting:
- Carbon-neutral electricity supplies by 2050
- Market-based solutions for cost-effective supply
- Increased energy efficiency and electrification to mitigate the effects of climate change
Oesterreichs Energie has also been listed in the EU Transparency Register since 2010 (register number: 80966174852-38). Inclusion on the register means that Oesterreichs Energie is committed to complying with a uniform code of conduct for dealing and cooperating with European institutions, in order to ensure open, fair and transparent dialogue with political decision-makers.