VERBUND is one of the largest generators of electricity from hydropower in Europe. The renewable resource forms the heart of our company. The goal is to maintain our power plants and increase their efficiency. We also want to make environmentally sound use of existing potentials for new locations.
For us, smart energy management means designing the electricity system of the future together with consumers, who will increasingly become producers, too. Our goal is solutions that deliver value added for both sides.
New renewable energies: wind power and solar powerIn addition, we will be counting on the economic expansion of wind power and photovoltaics in the coming years. By 2030, one quarter of our total generation should come from such new renewable energies. In combination with our flexible storage power plants, we are therefore making an important contribution to the supply of green electricity in Austria and Europe.
Example projects at VERBUND
- Germany’s largest hydropower project: expansion and modernisation of the 85 MW run-of-river power plant at Töging in Bavaria for one quarter more output and efficiency
- Outdoor photovoltaic system: implementation of one of the largest outdoor PV plants in Lower Austria’s Weinviertel region with the industrial partner OMV