The nerve centre for the austrian transmission grid
Power Grid Control employees are responsible for the following tasks:
coordinating, planning and managing more than 100,000 electricity transports each year
managing system operations of Austrian Power Grid AG’s high-voltage and ultra-high voltage grid
optimising load flows
implementing congestion management procedures
coordinating shutdowns for overhauls
handling the remote control of substations and switching systems
Since the deregulated European electricity market means that electricity is exchanged across borders, the activities of Austrian Power Grid AG extend well beyond national frontiers. This calls for close cooperation with all national and European TSOs.
As operator of the control area, Austrian Power Grid AG is required by law to provide a stable, secure transmission grid, especially in light of Austria's central role in the European electricity market.
Tours & The Power Grid Control facility
Visit the heart of the Austrian power supply.
Our guides will be happy to give you a tour of the APG control centre and the “Vienna Südost” substation. Depending on the level of knowledge, our APG guides are tailored to the needs of the visitors. Students and school classes are very welcome to visit the APG control centre. We also offer tours in English. Just let us know.