Flagship Region Energy - an Austrian initiative


Winter 2017

Austria becomes the flagship region for energy innovations. With the development and testing of new energy and mobility technologies in the "Flagship Regions Energy", know-how is built and future-oriented jobs are created.

This initiative of the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund focuses on an efficient interaction of energy production, consumption, system management and storage. The best possible overall system for all market participants is characterised by temporary regional supply from up to 100 per cent renewable energies. Tomorrow's energy world should not only be innovative and safe, but also affordable, and secure Austria as an industrial location.

In the "Green Energy Lab", part of Austria becomes a test region for the future energy system with a significantly great share of renewable energies. The focus is placed on more flexibility and digitisation of the energy system to support energy supply security.

The purpose of "NEFI" (New Energy for Industry) is to show that 100% renewable energy supply of industrial sites is possible with energy technologies developed in Austria.

The aim of "WIVA" (hydrogen initiative) is to demonstrate the shift of the Austrian economy to an energy system which is largely based on hydrogen. The focus is on the production, storage, distribution and application of renewable hydrogen in the fields of energy supply, industry and mobility.

In the "Flagship Region Energy", model solutions for intelligent, secure and affordable energy and traffic systems of the future are developed and demonstrated.

With a total term until 2025 and a funding budget of 20 to 40 million Euros per flagship region, the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund is funding up to three flagship regions with different thematic issues, using funds coming from the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit).


For more information:
Web: www.klimafonds.gv.at
Web: www.vorzeigeregion-energie.at