The power of renewables

How our electricity system works

Austria’s rivers play a central role in the electricity system – hydropower plants produce more than 60% of Austria’s power. Around 100 large hydropower stations and thousands of small hydro plants ensure stable basic supplies.

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How Austria’s power grid remains stable

Without electricity, modern-day life would grind to a halt. To make sure this does not happen, electricity production and consumption need to be precisely balanced – throughout the entire European electricity system.

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The Green Deal

Oesterreichs Energie sees the European Commission’s Green Deal as the core package of measures designed to meet climate targets at the European level. It is now essential that the European Union creates a framework to achieve its goal of a climate-neutral economy by 2050, and companies quickly begin to implement the related measures.

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