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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 09571422185-81
Registration date: 26/08/09 18:04:17

The information on this organisation was last modified on 26/08/14 12:16:32
The date of the last annual update was 25/08/14 17:22:02

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: VERBUND AG
Acronym: VERBUND
Legal status: Aktiengesellschaft
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Wolfgang Anzengruber
Position: Chairman of the Managing Board

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Walburga Hemetsberger
Position: Head of EU Representation Office

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 6 A Am Hof 
Wien 1010
Telephone number: (+43) 503130
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Verbund EU-Representation Office
Rond Point Schuman 9
B-1040 Brussels

Tel.: +32 2 286 85 90

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: VERBUND is Austria's leading electricity company and one of the largest producers of electricity from hydropower in Europe. In 2013, VERBUND achieved an annual turnover of 3.270 billion Euro with 3256 employees. VERBUND covers all sectors of energy supply – from the production and transportation of electricity through international sales and marketing.

More than four fifths of the electricity generation originates from climate friendly hydropower. VERBUND’s hydropower plants in Austria and Bavaria produce a capacity of 7,700 megawatt (MW). The production portfolio is supplemented by wind power and thermal power plants.

VERBUND, through its subsidiary Austrian Power Grid (APG), operates Austria's supra-regional high-voltage grid which extends over a distance of 3,500 km (route kilometres) and accommodates lines with a total length of approx. 6,800 kilometres. This grid forms the backbone of Austria's electricity supply, enabling the supra-regional, domestic and international exchange of energy between producers and consumers and serves to ensure the stable provision of energy to the underlying distribution grids.

VERBUND is also an active trader on the major European electricity markets. Electricity trading within the group forms the interface between generation, distribution and the wholesale market and can be seen as a central hub. Alongside the core business of electricity, VERBUND is also active in the field of environmental products with CO2 certificates and green certificates.

In terms of sales VERBUND is operating in the Austrian end-customer segment since July 2005. Currently, VERBUND supplies 100 % clean hydroelectricity to approximately 320,000 private customers. In addition, VERBUND supplies Austrian and German companies with electricity.

Germany is the second most important market next to Austria: since April 2013, VERBUND has been in possession of 22 hydropower plants with an annual generation of around 4 TWh in Germany. In 2012 VERBUND also acquired five wind farms in Germany with a total of 86 MW. In addition, VERBUND owns wind farms in Romania and Bulgaria and has a 45% share in "Sorgenia", the largest private electricity and gas company in Italy.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information: In conformity with the principle of unbundling in the electricity sector according to Directive 2009/72/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity, lobbying activities for Austrian Power Grid AG (the transmission system operator within VERBUND group) are not undertaken by VERBUND AG and are therefore not included in the information provided.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Walburga HEMETSBERGER 26/02/14 24/02/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

- Green paper on Framing 2030 climate and energy policy
- Communication on Energy Technologies and Innovation in a future European Energy Policy, including Intelligent Energy Europe III
- Communication on carbon capture and storage
- State aid modernisation in key sectors
- Communication on an Alternative Fuel Strategy (Clean Power for Transport Package)
- Communication from the Commission: delivering the internal electricity market: making the most of public intervention - with accompanying guidance documents
- Communication and accompanying staff working documents with guidance for the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive
- Proposal for a Financial Transaction Tax
- Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)
- Directive amending Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies and groups
- Regulation on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts
- Legislative proposal for Infrastructure Development (Clean Power for Transport Package)
- Proposal for a Regulation concerning the notification to the Commission of investment projects in energy infrastructure within the European Union
- Communication and Recommendation on general principles of the EU framework for collective redress
- Proposal to amend Annex of Electricity Regulation - fundamental data transparency
- Establishment of the annual priority lists for the development of network codes and guidelines for 2014 and beyond
- Delegated act on the Union-wide list of projects of common interest
- Report: implementation of 2010 infrastructure Communication

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

- Oesterreichs Energie - Österreichs E-Wirtschaft
- WKO - Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
- IV - Industriellenvereinigung Österreich
- IG Windkraft Österreich
- ECT - European Commodities Traders Group
- EFET - European Federation of Energy Traders
- VGB Power Tech
- BdEW - Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The amount of funding received does not include potential funding received by Austrian Power Grid AG for the reasons stated above.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.