Austria has set ambitious renewable energy and climate protection targets, reaching 100% electricity generation from renewables by 2030.
The year 2021 marked a moderate expansion of wind power. Austrian wind power increased by 298 MW. Many projects are part of a queue caused by inadequate support scheme conditions in recent years and lengthy approval procedures.
In 2021, Austria installed 69 turbines compared to 7 turbines in 2020. By the end of 2021, there was more than 3,300 MW installed capacity, while 57 turbines with 103 MW were decommissioned. As a result, comparing established and decommissioned turbines in Austria, there was a slight net increase in 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 2021, read their chapter in the 2021 Annual Report.