Pioneer region for Smart Grids in Vorarlberg

The object of Vorarlberg is to meet its energy demand complete by renewable energies and to become self-sufficient until the year 2050. To reach this object, the process “Energiezukunft Vorarlberg” has been initiated, which should develop a sustainable energy supplying system.

This process intends comprehensive measures to reduce the energy demand, to increase the energy efficiency and to raise the use of renewable energies. The raised use of renewable energies depends on following political goals:

  • Increase the number of photovoltaic plant fivefold until the year 2020 (today there are 1500 plants in Vorarlberg)
  • Doubling the number of biogas plants (today 35 plants in Vorarlberg)
  • Extension of water power
  • Substitution of fuels and heating energy by renewable technologies (for example heat pipe, electrical vehicles …)

Involved within the project

  • Austrian Institute of Technologie AIT
  • Vorarlberger Kraftwerke Netz AG
  • Salzburg Netz GmbH
  • Energie AG Oberösterreich Netz GmbH
  • Technische Universität Wien- Institute for Power Systems and Energy - Energy Economics Group
  • Siemens AG Österreich
  • Amt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung
  • Vorarlberger Elektroautomobil Planungs- und Beratungs GmbH
  • Continental AG

As part of: Energy Systems of Tomorrow, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) / New Energies 2020, Austrian Fund for Climate and Energy (KLIEN)

Elements for implementation of the Pioneer region for Smart Grids in Vorarlberg


Smart Grid test run in Vorarlberg - Bytes not excavators inside the Biosphere Park Grosses Walsertal

Approaches to a resource-conserving and SMART integration of renewable energy sources in rural areas
Forschungsforum 1/2012 Herausgeber: BMVIT
Englisch, 6 Seiten, kostenlos
Publikation bestellen
Weitere Informationen

Downloads zur Publikation