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Get a brief overview of Austria’s energy industry with these facts and figures.
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  • 55-67%

    electricity from hydro power

    In 2021, hydropower accounted for up to 67% of the electricity generated in Austria. 

  • 78%

    electricity from renewable sources of energy

    In 2020, renewable energy made up 78% of Austria’s total electricity generation.

  • 130

    hydro power plants

    Austria’s leading electricity company operates around 130 hydro power plants, including highly efficient storage power plants in the Austrian Alps and run-of-river power plants on all the country’s major rivers.

  • 31.3%

    Transport

    At 31.3% (2021), transport is the economic sector with the largest consumption of energy in Austria.

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Source: Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT), “Energy in Austria 2022. Figures, Data, Facts”
Electricity generation in Austria by technology (in %)
Hydro power 55-67%
Cogeneration (CHP) 14%
Wind power 10%
Photovoltaics 4%
Percentage of renewable energy in total electricity generation 80%
Source: Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT), “Energy in Austria 2022. Figures, Data, Facts”.
Total energy consumption in Austria by sector (%)
Transport 31.3%
Manufacturing sector 28.1%
Private households 28.8%
Services 9.7%
Agriculture 2.1%
Source: Trend Top 500
The ten largest companies of the Austrian energy industry by net revenue in million euro (2021)
1. OMV AG 35,555.00
2. Verbund AG 4,776.63
3. Wien Energie GmbH 3,042.00
4. EVN AG 2,394.90
5. Energie AG Oberösterreich 2,145.20
6. Energie Steiermark AG 1,807.16
7. Salzburg AG für Energie, Verkehr und Telekommunikation 1,721.26
8. Tiwag - Tiroler Wasserkraft AG 1.586.73
9. Kelag – Kärntner Elektrizitäts-AG 1.202,98
10. illwerke vkw AG 1.054.00


Last update : 26. September 2022