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Responsibility for the future

In view of the energy transition and the electrification of society, business and industry, a secure supply of electricity is indispensable for safeguarding Austria’s status as a business location. APG has set its sights on fulfilling this responsibility with respect to sustainable development, nature and species conservation, and habitat improvement. 

Security of supply: Our responsibility to society

As a transmission system operator and control area operator, APG bears great socio-political responsibility by making an important contribution to ensuring a secure supply of electricity. The company therefore shows responsibility in its dealings with partners, its employees and the environment. 

Backbone of a sustainable, forward-looking energy supply for Austria 

Constructing infrastructures always entails intervention in the living environment of people, animals and plants. APG therefore aims to minimise such intervention. This attitude is a reflection of our integrity as well as our respect for people and the environment and is ingrained in our corporate culture. APG commits to the principles of sustainable action in its Code of Conduct. A corporate policy that respects economic requirements as well as ecological conditions and constraints, strives for social equilibrium and advances the energy transition with constant innovation is a matter of course at APG. 

Renewables: the future of electricity supply

APG is working for a carbon-free energy future in concert with many other actors – because we are all responsible for ensuring the success of the energy transition. The main factor here is making sure that the grid infrastructure, i.e. our power lines and substations, is sufficient to handle the heightened requirements posed by renewables and can thus support the electrification of society, business and industry. In building, maintaining and operating the transmission grid, APG makes a key contribution to safeguarding Austria as a place to conduct business as well as to mitigating climate change. 

In planning, building and operating the transmission lines and systems, we focus on the public’s interest in having a secure supply of electricity, the sustainable conversion of energy supply systems as demanded by the transition to renewables, and strict requirements for the protection of people and the environment. For many years, APG’s actions in the areas of environmental and species conservation as part of sustainable habitat management have gone far beyond the legal requirements. 

APG is certified to the following international standards: ISO 9001 (Quality management systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental management systems) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational health and safety management). 

Adding value for Austria

Responsibility for people and nature 

The power grid infrastructure necessary for our activities shapes the landscape and requires intervention in natural habitats. To do justice to this situation, APG established strict principles many years ago for the planning and implementation of its line construction projects and for the operation of its systems. We implement nature and species conservation programmes in accordance with environmental and economic guidelines under the umbrella of sustainable habitat management. 

Investing in the Austrian infrastructure 

The foundation for maintaining a secure supply of electricity is still being established, especially with regard to the transmission and distribution networks. As we move towards increased use of renewables, the grid infrastructure of the future must be able to handle a greater degree of decentralised production and transport high volumes of energy over great distances, with all of the requirements this entails. Thanks to innovation and selective investment in the Austrian grid infrastructure, APG is making a significant contribution to the energy transition.

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