Brandkuppe wind power
By the year 2030, the demand for electricity in Austria should be covered entirely by renewable sources of energy. In Styria, hydropower, wind and photovoltaics currently generate about half of the province's total electricity demand. VERBUND is planning the construction of eight wind turbines on the Brandkuppe in the Styrian municipality of Gaal.
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The project location
The wind turbines are planned to be built on the Brandkuppe, in the Styrian municipality of Gaal. Wind measurements have been being taken in the project area since 2022. The location has a steady wind as well as high wind speeds.
The visualisations* illustrate a possible implementation of the planned wind turbines in the Brandkuppe project area.
* © VERBUND | Planning status March 2023
|2021–2023||Location selection and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)|
|2023–2026||Planning and approval phase with Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
|from 2029||Operational phase|
*The construction phase is scheduled to take 2 to 3 years, but the effective "construction time" will be restricted to the summer months. The construction times of such a project are strictly regulated in the EIA procedure. Compliance with these times is also to be precisely documented to protect against the impact on people and the environment.
Your questions & our answers
Austria has strict requirements regarding the minimum distance from residential areas. There must be no residential buildings within a radius of 1000 metres from the planned wind turbines.