Energy mix

The Austrian energy mix

Statistics Austria has recorded increases in both electricity consumption and generation.

In 1990, 43.5 TWh of electricity (including for pumping, system losses and generating station own use) was withdrawn from the public grid, compared with output of 44.1 TWh; renewables covered 70% of consumption.
By 2010 consumption had climbed by 48% from its level in 1990. That year 64.3 TWh of electricity was withdrawn from the public grid, compared with output of 62 TWh. Renewables accounted for 72% of total output.

The chart below depicts the changes in electricity demand and the structure of generating capacity in the public grid from 1990–2008.

 
 

Electricity generation in Austria, 1990–2010

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Energy Strategy Austria

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