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EEX Transparency Platform expanded with Austria


EEX Transparency Platform expanded with Austria:

The Association of Austrian Electricity Companies launches co-operation with the EEX
transparency platform – Power plant data for Austria added in the framework of the
mandatory messages – APG becomes sixth co-operation partner of the transparency
platform and reports wind and solar data for Austria – Messages for the German-Austrian
price zone complete transnationally – Important step towards Europeanisation of the platform

Berlin, Dortmund, Vienna, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Bayreuth, 10 January 2011 – In the
framework of a transparency initiative by the Association of Austrian Electricity Companies
the Austrian transmission system operator Austrian Power Grid (APG) is joining the EEX
transparency platform ( and will, thus, become the sixth equal
co-operation partner in addition to the platform’s operator EEX and the four German
transmission system operators 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Amprion GmbH, EnBW
Transportnetze AG and TenneT TSO GmbH. In this context, APG is also responsible for the
publications by the second Austrian transmission system operator – VKW Netz AG. As a
result of this, fundamental data regarding Austria will also be published on the central and
neutral platform from mid-2011 in the framework of the mandatory publications. These will
supplement the existing voluntary messages by Austrian power plant operators. This step,
hence, successfully implements the aim of gradually including other countries and expanding
the transparency platform towards a European basis.

Like the four German transmission system operators APG fulfils a part of the publication
requirements arising under the EU Directive 1228/2003 and its Annex – the Congestion
Management Guidelines (CMG) – with the publication of generation and consumption data
on this transparency platform.

The publications in the mandatory part of the transparency platform are divided into two
parts. On the one hand, the current data published by German power plant operators is
supplemented with data by Austrian companies, e.g. regarding the installed capacities,
planned and unplanned power plant outages and regarding the planned and the actual
power generation. On the other hand, APG itself also provides information on the expected
and actual generation of power from wind and solar energy for Austria.
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The platform for Austrian power plant data is implemented under the leadership of
Oesterreichs Energie, the association representing the interests of the Austrian electricity
companies. As a result, the positive experience gathered with the integration of all
stakeholders in Germany is also used in Austria. ”The EEX transparency platform has set
standards in Europe. With our commitment we are sending a signal for transparency in
power wholesaling and the sustainability of this platform. Our positive experience can
certainly help to motivate further European market participants to follow our example“,
explains Barbara Schmidt, Secretary General of Oesterreichs Energie.

“Transparency in Energy Markets“ is the central and neutral platform for energy market
data which fulfils the statutory publication requirements and implements voluntary
commitments of the market participants. The transparency platform for generation and
consumption data ( ) was established by EEX together with the
four German transmission system operators – 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Amprion
GmbH, EnBW Transportnetze AG und TenneT TSO GmbH – in intensive cooperation with
the associations BDEW, VKU, VIK and the Federal Network Agency as well as the Federal
Ministry of Economics and Technology. EEX is in charge of the operation of the platform,
which comprises plausibility checking, anonymisation, aggregation and publication of the
data reported in addition to support for the reporting companies and users. Currently, 24
companies report on the platform.


50Hertz Transmission GmbH
Volker Kamm
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 / 51 50-3417
Fax: +49 (0) 30 / 51 50-4673
Eichenstrasse 3 a
12435 Berlin (Germany)

Amprion GmbH
Marian Rappl
Tel.: +49 (0) 231 438-3679
Mobile: +49 172 5616712
Fax: +49 (0)231 438-383679
Rheinlanddamm 24
44139 Dortmund (Germany)

Austrian Power Grid AG
Fritz Wöber
Leiter Kommunikation Netz
Tel.: +43 (0)50320-56230
Mobil: +43 (0)664 828 66 56
Wagramer Straße 19 – IZD Tower
A-1220 Vienna (Austria)

EnBW Transportnetze AG
Kirsten Koenigs
Tel.: +49 (0) 711/128-2271
Fax:+49 (0) 711/128-2248
Kriegsbergstr. 32
70174 Stuttgart (Germany)

European Energy Exchange AG
Katrin Berken
Tel.: +49 (0) 341 / 21 56-202
Fax: +49 (0) 341 / 21 56-109
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig (Germany)

Oesterreichs Energie
Ernst Brandstetter
Tel.: +43 1 50198 260
Mobil: +43 (0) 676 845 019 260
Brahmsplatz 3
1040 Vienna (Austria)

TenneT TSO GmbH
Joëlle Bouillon
Tel.: +49 (0) 921 / 915-4046
Fax: +49 (0) 921 / 915-2089
Bernecker Str. 70
95448 Bayreuth (Germany)