OVE Energietechnik (Power Engineering)

OVE Energietechnik (Power Engineering) is a professional association within the OVE that brings together representatives of energy companies, the electrical industry, science and authorities.
Its activities extend to the entire field of electrical power engineering, and it maintains contact with scientific societies in Austria and abroad that are engaged in similar fields.

OVE Energietechnik addresses technical, scientific and social issues related to electrical power engineering, thus promoting their scientific and technical progress advancement. With lectures, conferences and scientific publications, OVE Energietechnik supports the professional development of engineers and scientists working in this field.

OVE Energietechnik Tagungen (Power Engineering conferences)

The OVE Energietechnik Tagung is considered the annual highlight of the power engineering industry. International experts present their innovative concepts and discuss current topics there. Particularly encouraging: The share of participating students among the approximately 200 annual attendants has been on the rise.


CIGRE stands for the international forum in the field of electrical energy production, transmission and distribution. It brings together experts from the areas of planning and development, construction, operation and service. CIRED is the international conference on electricity distribution that takes place every two years.


Austrian Power Grid AG

Martin CICHY
Chief Executive Officer

Other members

  •     Uwe SCHICHLER, Technische Universität Graz
  •     Wolfgang KOFLER, TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG
  •     Alexander SCHWAB, ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH
  •     Wolfgang HRIBERNIK, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
  •   Chairman Herbert POPELKA, Austrian Power Grid AG
  •   CEO Martin CICHY, MSc,
  •   Christian AICHNER, GE Power & Grid Austria GmbH
  •   Gerhard CHRISTINER, Austrian Power Grid AG, CIGRE ÖNK
  •   Wolfgang GAWLIK, Institut für Energiesysteme und Elektrische Antriebe, Technische Universität Wien
  •   Emmanuel GLENCK, Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG)
  •   Alfons HABER, Energie-Control Austria (E-Control)
  •   Stefan HOFER, Pöyry Austria GmbH
  •   Wolfgang HRIBERNIK, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Center for Energy
  •   Benjamin JAUK, Studierendenvertreter der Technischen Universität Graz
  •   Wolfgang KOFLER, TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG
  •   Michael LINDENTHAL, ABB AG
  •   Alexander PESCHL, Siemens Energy Austria GmbH
  •   Johann PLUY, ÖBB-Business Competence Center GmbH
  •   Friedrich PÖTTINGER, Wels Strom GmbH
  •   Christopher PRITCHARD, Omicron Electronic GmbH
  •   Erwin RAFFEINER, Sprecher Automation GmbH
  •   Peter REICHEL, OVE Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik
  •   Hannes ROTHWANGL, Siemens AG Österreich
  •   Uwe SCHICHLER, Technische Universität Graz
  •   Gerald SCHNEIDER, Wiener Netze GmbH
  •   Robert SCHÜRHUBER, Institut für Elektrische Anlagen, Technische Universität Graz
  •   Alexander SCHWAB, ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH
  •   Johann STOCKER, Studierendenvertreter der Technischen Universität Wien
  •   Franz STREMPFL, Energienetze Steiermark GmbH
  •   Herwig STRUBER, Salzburg Netz GmbH, CIRED ÖNK
  •   Klaus TRENTLER, Schneider Electric Austria Ges.m.b.H.
  •  Karl WIMMER, VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
  •   Robert WITTMANN, Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus
  •   Benjamin WOHLERT, Hitachi Energy Austria AG
  • Biological effects of electromagnetic fields
    (Chairman: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andreas ABART)

  • Rotating electrical machines
    (Chairman: Dipl.-Ing. Karl ZIKULNIG)