We are convinced that the energy transformation can only succeed if security of supply is guaranteed. Highly developed gas infrastructure, including storage facilities, means that enough energy is always available.
Our energy storage facilities have outstanding capabilities which will be in particularly strong demand in a future energy landscape shaped by renewables. That’s why we work to ensure the safety and technical availability of those facilities.
Stefan Lehner | Head of Storage Operations
Safety and security are our number one priority. RAG Austria AG meets the highest safety standards in order to ensure a safe working and living environment for all of our staff as well as local residents and municipalities.
Safe facilities and work processes are paramount. We have implemented various management systems designed to ensure safe operations and secure energy supplies. These interlocking systems cover the following areas:
Rapid, coordinated action is decisive in emergency and crisis situations. This is why we have had a firmly established emergency and crisis management system in place for many years – managers with emergency and crisis management responsibilities as well as staff receive training on this topic at regular intervals, and we also carry out drills with regional emergency services to prepare for real-life situations.
In order to ensure rapid mobilisation of employees in case of emergency, a new notification system has been introduced which raises the alarm at various RAG units at the press of a button.
As an operator of critical infrastructure, we have a clear responsibility to safeguard our IT systems. In 2020, RAG received the NIS notice for selected locations and commissioned an authorised company to carry out a gap analysis in order to determine the locations where steps need to be taken. In line with the priorities set out in our information security management system, the various measures are recorded in an implementation plan and completed within the requisite three-year deadline.
They include adjustments in site security, as well as the introduction of a modern digital monitoring system, so as to ensure the protection of critical infrastructure and, in turn, safeguard supply security.
* NIS: Security of Network and Information Systems
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