Austria energy report

This analysis includes a comprehensive Austria energy market report and updated datasets. It is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil and gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2019 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities. Browse the tabs below for a detailed table of contents, the list of graphs and tables, and details on the data files.

Austria energy report
February 2021
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  • Austria aims at achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 and 100% of renewables in the power mix in 2030. Coal power generation was phased out in 2020.
  • OMV dominates the oil and gas market.
  • Most of the power companies are controlled by public institutions.
  • Renewables account for 78% of the power mix.
  • Russia accounts for almost 90% of gas imports.
  • Because of its low refining capacity, Austria buys half of its demand of petroleum products abroad.
  • Electricity and gas prices are in line with the EU average.
  • The energy consumption has remained stable since 2010.
  • Industry is the main driver of electricity consumption growth.
  • Most of the investments are directed to new hydropower projects.
  • Austria aims to reinforce its gas interconnections.


highest share of renewables in power mix in EU (2019)


in GHG emissions in 2018 compared to 1990


of gas imports from Russia (2019)


  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The Directorate General for Energy & Mining of the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation, and Technology is responsible for the energy policy and supervises the energy sector. The ministry is also in charge of environmental and climate protection policies.

  • Energy Companies


    OMV (State 31.5% through ÖBAB, MPPH, Mubadala Petroleum and Petrochemicals 24.9%) is the national oil company involved in the exploration-production, refining and distribution of oil.

  • Energy Supply


    The country's gas production has been decreasing by 8.7%/year since 2012, when it peaked at 1.8 bcm, and reached 0.9 bcm in 2019; it now only represents 10% of the national consumption.

  • Energy Prices


    The average price of electricity for residential and industry is close to the EU average.

    An energy tax of €0.7c/kWh was introduced in 1996 to promote the development of renewables. Since 2005, the levy amounts to €1.5c/kWh.


  • Energy Consumption

    Austria's energy consumption per capita is 3.7 toe, which is 19% higher than the EU average (2019). The country's electricity consumption stands at 7 400 kWh, i.e., 32% above the EU average.


Table of Contents


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List of Graphs

Below is a list of the Austria energy market report graphs:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (€/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (€c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Gas prices for industry and households (€c/kWh GCV)
  • GRAPH 8: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 9: Total consumption market share by energy (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 10: Final consumption market share by sector (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 11: Oil consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 12: Oil consumption breakdown by sector (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 13: Electricity consumption (TWh)
  • GRAPH 14: Electricity consumption breakdown by sector (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 15: Natural gas consumption (bcm)
  • GRAPH 16: Gas consumption breakdown by sector (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 17: Coal consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 18: Coal consumption breakdown by sector (2019, %)

List of Tables

In the Austria energy market report you will find the following tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GDP growth, imports and exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil and gas reserves, electric and refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All are detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data including consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source and sector, and electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Single table displaying the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.
  • Infrastructure Projects: Covers power plant projects by energy, technology, status and operator.

Data (Excel Sheet)

The Austria energy market data since 1990 and up to 2019 is included in the Excel file accompanying the Austria country report.
It showcases the historical evolution, allowing users to easily work with the data.

Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Austria Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Austria energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

The Austria country report is complemented with a national power generation dashboard (excel file) from our Power Plant Tracker Service.

Data included in the excelsheet:

  • New capacities: Current power mix, installed capacity at date, capacity under construction and under development.
  • Power Sector Performances: Historical data on installed capacity, power generation, thermal power plants inputs, average thermal power plant efficiency, CO2 emissions of the power sector, carbon factor of the power sector.


Projections Data (Excel Sheet)

The Austria country dashboards are complemented with country forecasts from EnerFuture (excel file) with scenario comparison.

Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Demand: Primary energy consumption, final energy consumption, by fuel, by sector.
  • Power: Electricity generation & capacities, by technology.
  • CO2: Total CO2 emissions.
  • Macro-economy: Main macro-economic assumptions.
  • Key indicators: Energy intensity, share of renewables, CO2 emissions per capita and per unit of GDP.

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