Renwables costs for consumers

Coming into force on 1 July 2012, the Ökostromgesetz (Green Electricity Act) 2012 introduced a new financing mechanism for Austria's green power support system. It establishes a renewables contribution that is to be listed as a separate item on system charges bills. The previous flat-rate renewables charge per metering point of € 33 is retained and charged in addition to the new renewables contribution.