About 95 percent of our electricity comes from renewable energy sources, predominantly hydropower, supplemented by wind power. With this high share, VERBUND is a guarantor of clean energy – in Austria as well as in Germany.
Foremost in Europe with hydropower
With our hydropower plants in Austria and Bavaria, we have a combined capacity of about 8,200 megawatts (MW). Our electricity is generated in highly efficient storage power plants high up in the Alps – in Salzburg, Tyrol, Carinthia and Styria – as well as on all of the larger rivers – the Danube, Drau, Enns, Inn, Mur and Salzach. Together, all the VERBUND hydropower plants could provide eleven railway companies such as the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) with climate-friendly electricity.
Since 2009 we have also been at home in Bavaria with 13 run-of-river power plants on the Inn. Since April 2013 another 8 run-of-river power plants on the Inn and the Danube have been added, so that we are now the largest hydropower producer in Bavaria as well.
In addition, we operate a 226 MW wind farm on the Romanian Black Sea Coast. In Germany in 2012 we acquired five wind farms with an output of 86 MW.