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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Anna Rosa Austaller (2017): Analyse der sozialen Verträglichkeit des Ökostromausbaus in Österreich.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Verfahrens- und Energietechnik (IVET), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 81. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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This master thesis is about the Austrian support scheme for renewable electricity generation, focusing on its social compatibility. The implemented support scheme causes extra costs for electricity consumers. Criticism rises due to cost burden for consumers and cost distribution between different consumer groups. That is the reason why the social compatibility of the current support scheme in Austria is put in question from various stakeholders. It is the aim of this master thesis to analyse the social compatibility of the support scheme with regard to the support cost burden for consumers. The author calculated the support costs generated by different electricity consumers and made comparisons between renewable energy sources concerning the distribution of the subsidies. It has been carried out a sensitive analysis to make statements about the development of electricity costs by rising parts of renewable energy sources. The calculation is based on the established objective function and the assumptions for levelized cost of electricity, feed-in tariffs, support periods and lifetimes of the renewable energy technologies. The results show that the generated support costs of households and industry are not proportionally to their electricity consumption. Therefore, private households pay more for the ongoing expansion of the support scheme for renewable energy sources than industry. Despite extra costs for of forcing green electricity, the sensitive analysis shows, that increasing shares of ecological power reduce the electricity costs for consumers in relation to the existing Austrian electricity mix. All renewable energy sources except biomass can achieve savings. To sum up, the Austrian support scheme is an effective instrument, in order to change the current energy system. Nevertheless, there is still some potential to optimize the allocation of support costs. It has been demonstrated that more green electricity does not automatically mean higher total costs.

Beurteilende(r): Pröll Tobias
1.Mitwirkender: Wolf Magdalena

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