Organisation

Fassade der TIWAG-Hauptverwaltung in Innsbruck

TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG – a Tyrol-owned business

With profit on ordinary activities in the amount of 75.8 mio Euros and a sales revenue of 808.5 mio Euros in 2017, TIWAG counts among Austria's most profitable electricity providers. The TIWAG Group is also one of the biggest employers in Tyrol: our current headcount is more than 1,400.

We ensure the safe, clean and affordable supply of electricity, gas and heat to private households and business customers in Tyrol.

And we make a valuable contribution to climate protection in Tyrol....

  • by generating electricity from eco-friendly domestic hydropower in existing and new power plants for Tyrol's residents and businesses, and
  • by making every effort to ensure that valuable energy is used economically and efficiently.

We are committed to commercial success and reliable partnership.

The TIWAG Group’s Corporate Philosophy

The TIWAG Group guarantees the secure, top-quality, clean and sustainable provision of electricity, gas and heat in the Tyrol.

  • We ensure the secure, clean and competitive delivery of electricity, gas and heat to maintain and promote the quality of life of residents of the Tyrol and safeguard and promote the Tyrol as a business location.
  • We make use of synergy effects within the legal framework by integrating the entire value chain of electricity, gas and heat supply.
  • We stand for the safe operation of our facilities and systems.

The TIWAG Group supports the European and national energy goals and is a driving force behind ecological change in electricity, gas and heat supply in the Tyrol.

  • We are committed to advancing domestic hydropower in a responsible manner.
  • We promote energy efficiency initiatives in the Tyrol.
  • We endeavour to maintain high levels of residents' acceptance for the operation of our facilities.

TIWAG is committed to commercial success and to reliable and trustworthy partnership with our customers, employees and business partners.

  • We want to maintain our market leadership in the Tyrol and also market our power plants on the European energy market.
  • We strive for sustainable and profitable growth of our core business.
  • Our commercial success is also driven by strict cost management.
  • We consider customer satisfaction one of our top priorities.
  • We offer committed employees safe and attractive jobs.

TIWAG sees itself as a full-function company which focuses on its core business and related activities.

Advocacy

We make sure that suitable and authorised people look after our interests. Among other rules, our corporate lobbyists adhere to the Code of Conduct published by Oesterreichs Energie. Click here to read more.

Code of Conduct

As a responsible group, we have drawn up a group-wide TIWAG Code of Conduct with fundamental guidelines for the way we act and do business.

Management Board

The TIWAG Management Board consists of three members.

Commercial Director Erich Entstrasser is in charge of Finance & Accounting, Controlling & Investment Management and Information Technology; he also heads the Departments of Energy Data Management & Customer Services, Human Resources Management, Corporate Development & Organisation, Legal & Insurance, Real Estate/Surveying, and is responsible for the staff units Communication and Executive Office.

Board Member Thomas Gasser is responsible for Power Generation, Energy Trading/Energy Industry  and Electricity Sales, and for the Department of Energy Strategy and Energy Efficiency.

Board Member Johann Herdina manages the Departments of Hydropower Planning, Facilities Planning, Construction, Technical Facility Management, and Central Procurement.

Chairman of the Board Erich Entstrasser

Chairman of the Board Erich Entstrasser

Education

  • Studied social and economic sciences at Innnsbruck's Leopold Franzens University
  • Qualified as a business consultant
  • Completed the General Management Programmes of Linz University, Emory University in Atlanta, USA, and the University of Toronto, Canada

Career

  • 1985 Joined TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG
  • 1990 - 2006: Head of Department and Division
  • 2001 - 2006: Member of the Board of  Tiroler Regelzone AG
  • 2004: Authorised Director of TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG
  • 2006 - 2012: Member of the Board of TIWAG-Netz AG
  • 2013 - 2015: Member of the Board of TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG
  • Since 01 Jan 2016: Chairman of the Board of TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG
    Member of the Board Thomas Gasser

    Member of the Board Thomas Gasser

    Education

    • Studied strategic management MBA
    • Studied mechanical engineering/management at TU Vienna

    Career

    • 1995 - 2000: corporate consultant
    • 2001 - 2004: Business consultant at A.T. Kearney
    • 2005 - 2007: TIWAG Head of Department of Corporate Development and Organisation
    • 2007 - 2009: Head of the Executive Office of Energie AG Oberösterreich
    • 2009 - 2015: Managing Director of Energie AG Oberösterreich Umwelt Service GmbH (AVE)
    • Since 01 Jan 2016: Member of the Board of TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG and Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe AG (IKB)
      Member of the Board Johann Herdina

      Member of the Board Johann Herdina

      Education

      • 1975 - 1983 studied Civil Engineering at Innsbruck Technical University
      • Specialised in hydraulic engineering, water management and foundation engineering

        Career

        • 1984 - 1993:Head of Tunnel Construction at Beton- und Monierbau Ges.m.b.H., Innsbruck
        • 1993 - 1996: Head of Tunnel Construction at Innerebner & Mayer, Hall in Tyrol
        • 1997 - 1999: Managing Partner of Tunnel Consult/Intertunnel Bau GmbH
        • 2000 - 2003: Technical Project Coordinator: Brenner Base Tunnel (Subsidiary: Brenner Eisenbahngesellschaft – BEG)
        • 2003 - 2007: Technical Director of Brenner Eisenbahngesellschaft
        • 2004 - 2005: Founding Board Member of Brenner Basistunnel SE
        • 2008 - 2012: Authorised Director of ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) Infrastruktur (formerly ÖBB Bau AG) – Head of Division Unterinntal
        • Since 01 Jan 2013: Member of the Board of TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG

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