Wind in Austria

Installed capacity1.08GW

Production0.2ktoe per year

With nearly 70% of renewable energy in its electricity mix, Austria is among the global leaders in this respect. Without any doubt, it is the natural conditions in Austria—hydropower, biomass, and a high wind energy potential—that allowed such a development. Due to the new Green Electricity Act (GEA 2012) (Ökostromgesetz 2012), annual wind power installations in Austria increased to 296 MW in 2012. This represents an annual growth rate of 27% compared to the previous year.

By the end of 2012, nearly 1,400 MW of wind power was operating in Austria. An additional 420 MW of wind power will be constructed in Austria in 2013