Welcome to IEA Wind 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 second year in a row, wind energy in Austria increased by around 300 MW.
By the end of 2013, nearly 1,700 MW of wind power were operating in Austria. An additional 380 MW of wind power will be constructed in Austria in 2014. 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.