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Get a brief overview of Austria’s energy industry with these facts and figures.
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  • 61%

    electricity from hydro power

    In 2016, hydro power accounted for 61% of the electricity generated in Austria.

  • 78%

    electricity from renewable sources of energy

    In 2016, 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.

  • 34.6%

    Transport

    At 34.6%, 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 2018. Figures, Data, Facts”
Electricity generation in Austria by technology, 2016 (in %)
Hydro power 61%
Cogeneration (CHP) 16%
Thermal power 13,3% 
Wind power 8%
Photovoltaics 1,7%
Percentage of renewable energy in total electricity generation 78%
Source: Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT), “Energy in Austria 2018. Figures, Data, Facts”.
Total energy consumption in Austria by sector (%)
Transport 34.6%
Manufacturing sector 29.0%
Private households 23.9%
Services 10.5%
Agriculture 2.0%
Source: Trend Top 500
The ten largest companies of the Austrian energy industry by net revenue in million euro (2018)
1. OMV AG 22,930.00
2. Verbund AG 2,847.92
3. Energie AG Oberösterreich 1,625.80
4. Salzburg AG für Energie, Verkehr und Telekommunikation 1,471.15
5. Wien Energie GmbH 1,440.00
6. Energie Steiermark AG 1,267.10
7. Tiwag - Tiroler Wasserkraft AG 1,238.67
8. Vorarlberger Illwerke AG (illwerke vkw) 598.70
9. RAG Austria AG (vormals: Rohöl-Aufsuchungs AG (RAG)) 509.36
10. Tigas - Erdgas Tirol GmbH 207.96


Last update : 10.11.2020