Austria Renewables Report

Published 27 July 2015

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Austria Renewables Report

BMI View : As growth of Austria's non-hydropower energy generation is estimated to stand at a strong 8% in 2015, we expect this to slowly decrease to about 5 % - 6% in 2016. Despite this steady decline in growth rates, the country is on track to meet its 2020 targets long before the deadline and become one of the countries that may exceed its targets in the end. Growth is primarily driven by the strong wind sector and to a lesser degree by solar. While electricity prices and a contemporary general oversupply of electricity continue to exert pressure on the market, we expect solid growth in both sectors going into 2016.

With a 32.6% renewable share, Austria is closing in fast on its 2020 target of 34%. Indeed the country is expected to considerably surpass its target as particularly wind power generation is growing fast. With an added capacity of 411MW in 2014, and another 276MW expected in 2015, the country has become one of the world's top wind power producers. Based on a March 2015 publication by Eurostat, Austria also achieved the fourth highest level of renewabl energy share in electricity generation in 2013, a trend that is seen to continue over the last months.

Carried by the strong growth in the wind sector of about 13% in capacity and electricity generation, wind remains the strongest source for electricity in the non-hydro renewable sector. However, this growth is almost half that of 2013, and is expected to decrease again to about 8% in 2016 as a result of rising economic headwinds following low electricity prices due to general oversupply following the rapid growth in renewables capacity in the past. Largest y-o-y growth is expected to come from the solar sector, reaching 15.5% and a forecasted 11 to 12% in 2016. The photovoltaic (PV) segment's generation capacity however continues to only play a marginal role in the overall mix, also represented through the lower attractiveness of governmental Feed-in-Tariffs (FiT) in PV installations compared...

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Austria Renewables Forecast Scenario
Table: Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts (Austria 2013-2018)
Table: Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts (Austria 2019-2024)
Table: Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts (Austria 2013-2018)
Table: Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts (Austria 2019-2024)
Austria Renewables Projects Database
Table: Austria's Major Onshore Wind Projects
Industry Risk Reward Index
Austria Renewables Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Sustainable Energy Policy And Infrastructure
Targets (Renewables And Emissions)
Table: Renewable Feed-In Tariffs In Austria, 2012
Competitive Landscape
ImWind Group GmbH
Cycleenergy Beteiligungs
BDI BioEnergy (BDI)
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Methodology And Sources
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Renewables Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Indicators

The Austria Renewables Report researched at source contains BMI Research's assessment of the current renewables market in Austria. The report also contains historical data together with forecasts to end-2018 covering electricity generation (TWh) and electricity capacity (MW).

The renewables sectors covered in the report include Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Tidal and Wave, and Biomass (See Table of Contents for exact coverage). The report also features details on government green energy agendas and funding opportunities, as well as presenting a detailed list of key renewables projects currently being planned or undertaken in Austria, their capacity, the timeframe of construction and their current status.

The report discusses the various energy policies currently in force, including targets, subsidies and the relevant infrastructure developments or limitations which might impact on renewables growth, analysing the potential effects of regulatory changes in conjunction with the background macroeconomic outlook. Finally, there is a general overview of the competitive landscape in Austria, together with a detailed summary of the main utilities and manufacturers present and their business operations.

BMI's Austria Renewables Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with unique independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Austria renewables industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent renewables industry forecasts for Austria to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and planning in the renewables market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Austria renewables sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in the country.


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering the renewables market in Austria, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the renewables sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (2010-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for electricity generation (TWh) and electricity generating capacity (MW) for each individual renewables sector present in the country.

These in turn are broken down into:

Electricity Generation: Overall capacity (TWh), growth % change year-on-year, KWh per capita, % of Total Non-Hydropower renewables generation, % of total electricity generation.

Electricity Capacity: Overall capacity (MW), growth % change year-on-year, % of non-hydroelectric renewables capacity and % of total capacity.

These forecasts are in turn supported by explicit assumptions, in conjunction with analysis of the key risks to the main forecast.

Business Environment Rankings

BMI's Renewables Business Environment Rankings provide fully comparable Risk-Reward Rankings aimed at investors in the regional renewables market.

The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of various industry, economic and demographic data point.

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