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Austria Renewables Report

Published 29 January 2014

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Austria Renewables Report

BMI View : We have revised up our forecasts for non-hydropower renewable energy generation in Austria this quarter on the back of new data and greater clarity on returns for wind projects. We note that the renewable energy sector is set to experience greater political risks over the near-term as political parties that have a greater focus on fiscal austerity have gained ground since the country's elections in September 2013. We also highlight that the Austrian wind energy sector could be subjected to new regulations regarding zoning, which poses a risk to our long-term forecasts.

We have revised up our 2014 growth forecast for non-hydropower renewable energy generation in Austria this quarter from 5.0% to 6.4%. This is because we have incorporated new data into our forecasts which has led us to rethink several major assumptions and provide greater clarity on returns for wind projects. This has also led us to slightly revise up our long-term forecasts for non-hydropower renewable generation in Austria.

K ey T rends And R egulatory C hanges

The government raised feed-in tariffs (FiTs) for all renewable energy in July 2011, and extended the duration for guaranteed payments.

  • In September 2012, the government terminated the FiT for new building integrated photovoltaics plants with capacities over 500 kilowatts, introduced a digression mechanic for FiTs, and made a general reduction in the FiT for solar energy.

  • The government has decided to halt imports of nuclear power by end-2014 and will need to seek other generation sources to fill the gap. The country currently imports just over 3% of its electricity needs, and growth of 4.7% per annum in electricity generation should be sufficient to fulfil its ambition.

  • The country unveiled a new smart grid project that aims to increase the share of photovoltaic solar power. The EUR5mn (US$6.3mn) project, spanning three years, is expected to lead to the development of 120 photovoltaic systems.

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
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SWOT
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Industry Forecast
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Austria Renewables Forecast Scenario
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Table: Austria Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts, 2011 - 2016
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Table: Austria Total Electricity Generation Long Term Forecasts, 2017 - 2022
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Table: Austria Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts, 2011 - 2016
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Table: Austria Electricity Generating Capacity Long Term Forecasts, 2017 - 2022
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Long Term: Solar Looking Bright
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Austria Renewables Projects Database
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Table: Austria Major Projects - Renewables
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Industry Risk Reward Ratings
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Austria Risk/Reward Ratings
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Rewards
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Risks
19
Market Overview
20
Sustainable Energy Policy and Infrastructure
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Targets (Renewables And Emissions)
20
Subsidies
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Table: Renewable Feed-In Tariffs In Austria, 2012
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Infrastructure
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Competitive Landscape
23
Austria Competitive Landscape
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Verbund
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ImWind Group GmbH
23
Cycleenergy Beteiligungs
24
BDI BioEnergy (BDI)
24
Glossary
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Table: Glossary of Terms
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Methodology
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Methodology and Sources
26
Industry Forecasts
26
Renewables Industry - Data Methodology
27
Power Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
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Table: Power Risk/Reward Indicators
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Sources
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The Austria Renewables Report researched at source contains Business Monitor International (BMI)'s assessment of the current renewables market in Austria. The report also contains historical data together with forecasts to end-2017 covering electricity generation (TWh) and electricity capacity (MW).

The renewables sectors covered in the report include Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Tidal and Wave, and Biomass (See Table of Contents for exact coverage). The report also features details on government green energy agendas and funding opportunities, as well as presenting a detailed list of key renewables projects currently being planned or undertaken in Austria, their capacity, the timeframe of construction and their current status.

The report discusses the various energy policies currently in force, including targets, subsidies and the relevant infrastructure developments or limitations which might impact on renewables growth, analysing the potential effects of regulatory changes in conjunction with the background macroeconomic outlook. Finally, there is a general overview of the competitive landscape in Austria, together with a detailed summary of the main utilities and manufacturers present and their business operations.

BMI's Austria Renewables Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with unique independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Austria renewables industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent renewables industry forecasts for Austria to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and planning in the renewables market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Austria renewables sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in the country.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering the renewables market in Austria, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the renewables sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (2010-2012) and forecasts to end-2017 for electricity generation (TWh) and electricity generating capacity (MW) for each individual renewables sector present in the country.

These in turn are broken down into:

Electricity Generation: Overall capacity (TWh), growth % change year-on-year, KWh per capita, % of Total Non-Hydropower renewables generation, % of total electricity generation.

Electricity Capacity: Overall capacity (MW), growth % change year-on-year, % of non-hydroelectric renewables capacity and % of total capacity.

These forecasts are in turn supported by explicit assumptions, in conjunction with analysis of the key risks to the main forecast.

Business Environment Ratings

BMI's Renewables Business Environment Ratings provide fully comparable Risk-Reward Ratings aimed at investors in the regional renewables market.

The ratings methodology makes sophisticated use of various industry, economic and demographic data point.

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