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. 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. Burgenland, the easternmost of Austria's nine federal states, will generate enough electricity from wind power to cover more than the overall annual energy usage in 2013. Read the entire report here.