JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

... is a professional innovation and technology provider with a track record of 30 years in cutting-edge research at international level. It focuses on applied research and technology development. INCREASE will be carried out by the Centre of Climate, Energy and Society (LIFE). The Group has broad expert knowledge in specific energy technologies and energy systems as well as their interrelation with industry, the environment and society.

Energienetze Steiermark GmbH about 300.000 customers with a total sales volume of around 7.400 GWh in an area of about 9.000 km². It is the largest distribution system operator of the Federal State of Styria, Austria, responsible for save, reliable and cost-effective operation of about 28.000 km of high, medium and low voltage grid.