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1 Austrian Energy Agency A Showcase of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency made in Austria Peter Traupmann, Managing Director Austrian Side Event at the ECOWAS-GFSE-GEF-UNIDO High Level Forum, October, Accra Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 1

2 Austrian Energy Agency Austria s national energy agency (founded in 1977) Scientific Think-Tank-Organisation: Energy Policy Energy Economics Energy Technologies International Cooperation President: Minister of Environment Nikolaus Berlakovich 75 employees 50 member institutions, e.g.: Ministries Austrian provinces E-Control Austria Scientific Organisations Associasions Vice -President: Minister of Economy Reinhold Mitterlehner Vice-President: Governor of Tyrol Guenther Platter Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 2

3 The Austrian Energy Strategy is based on three pillars targets Austrian targets: Share of renewables in gross final energy consumption: 34% (2005: 24%) Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency Security of Supply reduction of greenhouse gases by: 16% (compared to 2005) Increase of energy efficiency by: 20% (compared to a reference scenario) Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 3

4 Gross domestic energy consumption (2010) Total: 1.457,7 PJ Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 4 1) biowaste + firewood + biogenic fuels

5 The main RES are Biomass and Hydro power (gross domestic energy consumption: 106,8 TWh in 2010) Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 5

6 Hydro Power is dominating the electricity generation in Austria! Hydro power generation in 2010: 41.8 TWh Share of primary energy sources in electricity generation (2010) Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 6

7 Regional distribution of small hydro power plants Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 7

8 Renewable Energy in Austria Austria has a leading position among the EU member states : highest share of RES in electricity generation in the EU (2010: 61,4%) Nr 4 in the share of RES in the final energy consumption Pioneering role in the use of solar thermal energy and biomass Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 8

9 Austrian Know-how for Energy Efficiency Modern technologies for industrial processes Building sector HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) Environmental Technologies Heat pumps, Biomass boilers, waste treatment, sewage, etc Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 9

10 Austria worldwide on top solar thermal in kw th per inh. (2008) about 20% of single-family houses are equipped with solar heating system approx new systems installed per year Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 10

11 Development of solar thermal market from 1990 to 2010 Total in 2010: 4,56 Mio. m² (including solar pool panels) Total Installed: MW th Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 11

12 Solar thermal installations in single-family houses One-family Houses Attached Houses Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 12 Around buildings

13 2012 will bring an all time high in new wind power installations in Austria! Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 13

14 Regional distribution of Biogas plants Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 14

15 Distribution of biomass heating and combined heat&power (CHP) plants heating plants more than heating plants (> 100 kw) with app MW heat capacity CHP plants more than 100 plants with 325 MW electric capacity srm/a = loose cubic metre per year Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 15

16 Key business areas for cooperation Exports in the energy sector is steadily increasing Electricity Generation and Distribution Technologies for Electricity Generation Hydropower Plants (including pump storage) Biomass Biogas Wind Conventional thermal Power plants Solar thermal Heating Systems Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 16 Quelle: EVN Bulgaria

17 We look forward to a fruitful cooperation Austrian Energy Agency Mariahilfer Straße 136 A-1150 Vienna, Austria Peter Traupmann Managing Director Phone: Austrian Energy Agency 13/11/12 Seite 17

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