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Member Country Activities for Austria

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. For the third year in a row, wind energy in Austria increased by more than 300 MW (Table 1) reaching an all-time high with 411 MW.

By the end of 2014, nearly 2,100 MW of wind power were operating in Austria. An additional 390 MW of wind power will be constructed in Austria in 2015. Burgenland, the easternmost of Austria's nine federal states, reached its goal and now generates enough electricity from wind power to cover more than the overall annual energy usage of the state.