Electricity from hydropower
The cold water makes its way through massive mountain rock, crossing national borders and overcoming obstacles – the power of the water seems boundless.
That is why hydropower remains the core of the “renewable energy family” to this day. Its high level of efficiency makes it the most efficient generation technology there is. It also has a small CO2 footprint: More than 180 million tonnes of emissions are avoided in Europe each year through the use of hydropower.
Hydropower: near-natural and sustainable
Hydropower is the driving force of the energy future – VERBUND therefore takes its responsibility for nature very seriously. Our experts keep rivers clean and continuously take measures to protect the environment. Together with public and private institutions, we are improving the habitats along the country’s waterways. We are improving conservation and diversity in and along our rivers.
Hydropower: Clean energy for generations
Land of mountains, land of rivers – Austria’s diverse topography makes it the ideal place for generating energy from renewable sources. The development of hydropower was the foundation stone for Austria’s economic success story. We have these circumstances to thank for our lasting success: Thanks to hydropower, VERBUND is today the leading domestic power company and one of the climate-friendliest producers of electricity in Europe.