Connection to the grid

Updated: 08.12.2017

Author: Flora Borek

In Austria, district heating networks are managed at local level by the individual heat supply companies. There is no federal regulation providing a legal framework for the connection of RES-H plants to the heating grid. Therefore, the connection to the grid is based on the individual contract with the district heating supply company. Detailed information on the connection process can be provided by the Austrian Association of Gas- and District Heating Supply Companies (FGW).

Due to the nature of heat supply, the connection of a heat producing plant to a district heating grid is closely linked to the construction of the specific plant. The procedure of grid connection is at the same time also the procedure for grid development, since the construction of a plant must occur simultaneously with the construction (development) of the district heating grid.