Appointment of a technical plant manager for a distribution network - application

German version

General information

Distribution network operators must appoint a natural person as plant manager for the technical management and supervision of the distribution network before starting the operation of a network (Art. 35 (1) Vienna Electricity Act 2005). The appointment must be approved by the authorities (Art. 35 Vienna Electricity Act 2005).

Requirements

The plant manager must

  • be of full legal age and capacity and have a minimum age of 24
  • be an Austrian citizen or have an equivalent status due to EU law or an interstate treaty
  • be domiciled in Austria or in another country whose nationals are treated equally to Austrians due to EU law or an interstate treaty
  • be professionally suited to manage and supervise the operations of a distribution network
  • be responsible and have the necessary capacity to act.

A plant manager may not have been excluded from exercising the concession. Grounds for exclusion are conviction for certain crimes and filing for bankruptcy or composition (Art. 54 (4) Vienna Electricity Act 2005).

Deadlines

None

Contact

Office of the Vienna Provincial Government
Legal Affairs: Construction, Energy, Railways, Traffic and Aviation (MA 64)
Energy Group
1080 Vienna, Lerchenfelder Straße 4
Phone: +43 1 4000-89959
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-89910
E-mail: post@ma64.wien.gv.at

Public hours: Tuesdays 7.30 am to 12.30 pm and Thursdays 7.30 am to 3.30 pm

Documents required

  • Documentation showing the appointment as technical plant manager
  • Agreement of the technical plant manager(s) with their appointment
  • Details about their position in the company as proof of the necessary authority
  • Certificate of citizenship
  • Residence registration certificate
  • Police clearance certificate (German)
  • Documents proving their suitability as electrical engineer or description of education, training and previous occupations

Fees

The fees are due after the procedure has been concluded and amount to:

  • Provincial administrative fee: EUR 6.54
  • Duty for the application as per Duty on Documents Act: EUR 14.30

Further costs depend on the number of documents filed with the application.

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6.

Form

Online application: Appointment of a technical plant manager for a distribution network (German)

Further information

The approval will be revoked if any of the requirements are no longer met or if there is reason to doubt the reliability of the technical plant manager. If the plant manager resigns or retires from the position or if any of the requirements for the approval of their appointment are no longer met, the distribution network operator must notify the authorities of this immediately.

Legal basis: 2005 Vienna Electricity Act (German)

Homepage: Legal Affairs: Construction, Energy, Railways, Traffic and Aviation (MA 64) (German)

Contact for this page:
Municipal Department 64
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