The current method of obligating providers is mainly associated with disadvantages, as the bureaucratic burden is too high and there is a lack of incentives for new measures as well as of certainty in terms of legal aspects and planning. What this means is that the targets defined for the 2021-2030 period should be met exclusively using an efficient system comprising alternative, politically strategic measures.
One specific proposal would be to make it compulsory for large companies to report energy efficiency measures that have not been subsidised. The incentive here lies in the partial refunding of the energy tax, for instance, and in the use of existing systems (e.g. the company service portal or the National Energy Efficiency Monitoring Centre (run by the Austrian Energy Agency)). This measure provides planning certainty and improves the ability of Austrian companies to compete on the market.