Appealing for constructive cooperation during the implementation of the project the APG Managing Board members Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Heinz Kaupa and Mag. Thomas Karall emphasize: "It is of special importance to us that all previous conflicts relating to the decision be defused."
The decision of the environmental senate also brings the most complicated approval process ever to take place in accordance with EIA law in Austria to a successful conclusion. The Styria line is one of the most closely examined infrastructure projects in the Second Republic. As a result of the conscientious and detail examinations, the interests of people, fauna and flora have been harmonized to the greatest extent possible. The APG Managing Board will closely examine the content of the decisions in the next days and the results, contents and next project steps will be explained in detail within the framework of two press conferences in Graz and Eisenstadt. The precise dates have yet to be disclosed.
VERBUND-Austrian Power Grid AG (APG), Austria's largest transmission grid operator, guarantees security of supply at a national level. It operates the largest supra-regional high and extra-high voltage grid in Austria and is responsible for the planning, management, maintenance and expansion of this grid. Approx. 50 % of the electricity that is consumed in Austria is transported via the APG grid which has a system length of over 6,500 km. APG is the independent grid company of VERBUND, Austria's largest electricity producer.