Austria Renewables Report

Published 03 February 2015

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Austria Renewables Report

BMI View : Non-hydropower renewable energy generation in Austria is expected to continue to grow at stable levels in 2015, with wind energy bearing the bulk of capacity growth. However, low electricity prices and a continuing oversupply are putting pressure on the industries.

We forecast non-hydropower renewables generation in Austria to grow by 6.15% in 2015. The bulk of the growth in electricity generation capacity through renewable energy systems continues to come from wind energy, while solar and biomass installations play only smaller roles. This is also represented through the lower attractiveness of governmental Feed-in-Tariffs (FiT) in photovoltaic (PV) installations compared to wind farms. Following a strong growth in wind power capacity in 2014, the sector is expected to have to deal with some economic headwinds in 2015 due to low electricity prices following a general oversupply caused inter alia by the rapid growth of renewables capacity. In the long-term, we forecast non-hydropower renewable energy generation capacity to increase at an average rate of 4.5% per year between 2015 and 2024.

Key Trends And Regulatory Changes

  • Starting in 2015, the Austrian government reduced the FiT by 8% for PV systems up to 200kW, due to the apparent maturity - and hence lower costs - of PV systems.

  • The year 2014 saw a record growth in additional wind power capacity of 411MW (2013/308MW) with the 1,000 th wind turbine constructed in Lower Austria in early 2015. Overall wind power capacity has hence crossed the 2,000MW mark, potentially reaching 2,486MW by the end of this year.

  • The government halted imports of nuclear power at the end of 2014 and will need to seek other generation sources to fill the gap. Austria imported just over 3% of its electricity needs; growth of 4.7% a year in electricity generation should be sufficient to cover consumption.

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Austria Renewables Forecast Scenario
Table: Austria's Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017
Table: Austria's Total Electricity Generation, Long-Term Forecasts, 2018-2023
Table: Austria's Electricity Generating Capacity, Data And Forecasts, 2012-2017
Table: Austria's Electricity Generating Capacity, Long-Term Forecasts, 2018-2023
Austria Renewables Projects Database
Table: Austria's Major Onshore Wind Projects
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
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 Business Monitor International (BMI)'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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