Austrian Gas Grid Management AG (AGGM) was set up as a subsidiary of the former OMV Erdgas GmbH (now Gas Connect Austria GmbH), pursuant to a provision of the Natural Gas Act 2002, and was designated as the control area manager for the Eastern control area (the whole of Austria apart from Tyrol and Vorarlberg) with effect from 1 January 2003.

When the Natural Gas Act 2011 came into force, AGGM assumed the role of the distribution area manager for the Eastern market area.

The company was also appointed as the distribution area manager for the Vorarlberg market area with effect from 1 May 2012, and took up the reins as the distribution area manager in the Tyrol market area on 1 October 2012.

AGGM is a public limited company, and is independent from all other market participants in terms of its organisation and decision-making powers, and the performance of its duties under the Natural Gas Act (sections 18 et seq.).

Acting as an independent system operator, we maintain the safe and efficient operation of Austria’s distribution grids and create the conditions for a competitive market. Due to our extensive experience we see ourselves as a centre of expertise in the workings of the liberalised gas market.

We rely on a lean and well managed organisation to perform our tasks and achieve our corporate objectives.

AGGM is an Austrian gas company, and the first point of contact for information on the country’s gas supply industry.