Austria is among the global leaders in renewable energy, with nearly 70% renewables in its electricity mix. The natural conditions in Austria—hydropower, biomass, and a high wind energy potential—have allowed for this development. However, installation rates are currently decreasing due to political uncertainties.
In 2020, Austria installed 7 turbines with a capacity of 25 MW, compared to 59 turbines in 2019. By the end of 2020, more than 3,120 MW were installed in Austria. As a result comparing installed and decommissioned turbines in Austria gained a net reduction of existing wind power plants. The estimated feasible potential until 2030 is at 7,500 MW with 22.5 TWh p.a.
To read more about Austria's wind energy sector in 2020, read their chapter in the 2020 Annual Report.