Expansion of energy from renewable sources

Expansion of energy from renewable sources
Government proposal for the Renewable Expansion Act passed

As announced, the Federal Act on the Expansion of Energy from Renewable Sources (EAG) was passed in the Council of Ministers on March 17, 2021. The next step is the consultation and negotiations in the National Council for the necessary receipt of a 2/3 majority in the decision-making process.

As a contribution to the realization of the goals of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement 2015, the EAG aims to create new framework conditions for the expansion of renewable energies in Austria.

So there is now a spirit of optimism not only in nature, but also in the domestic energy landscape. With the long-awaited regulations of the Renewable Expansion Law, citizens, local businesses and public institutions will become pioneers of the energy transition in the future.

Experts are currently working on a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of the draft throughout Austria. In order to enable funding to start before summer if necessary, the other stages must be implemented quickly.

Let's make the best of the current situation and use the time to shape our future sustainably. The Energy Changes team will be happy to support you in developing strategies for your renewable energy community (EEG) and photovoltaic project development.


Changes in the current draft of the Renewable Expansion Law:

  • The investment grant is available for systems from 1 to 1,000 kWp (previously 500 kWp)
  • Tendering model for the market premium is made possible from 10 kWp (previously 20 kWp)
  • The suspension of the market premium in the event of negative hourly prices has been eased so that the payment of the market premium is only suspended if the intra-day market prices are negative at the same time Discount of the subsidy amount of the market premium for systems to lw. used areas / areas in grassland was reduced from 30% to 25%
    (exact definition still by VO)
  • More precise area definitions were made
  • Freedom of dedication for open spaces up to 100 kWp
  • Flat-rate network access fee for generating plants up to 20,000 kW (previously 100 kW)


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