Submitted by: Öko Strombörse Salzburg
Implemented country: Austria
Title: The Eco-Power Exchange
The Eco-Power Exchange Salzburg was founded in 2005 as a nonprofit association based on the model in Vorarlberg (Austria) by associations from the areas of environment, energy and nature conservation as well as the regional power company. The customers of Salzburg AG who have signed up for their Eco-Plus power package contribute 1.5 cents per consumed kilowatt hour to an eco-power project. Thereby the Eco-Power Exchange promotes such projects for generation of eco-power from solar, hydro-electric, biomass, biogas and wind. To date 415 installations have been helped by this project, and the target is 500 by the end of 2008.