The OÖ Energiesparverband, established by the regional government in 1991, drives the energy transition by promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy and innovative energy technologies. It provides comprehensive services to households, companies and the public sector.
Upper Austria, the most industrialised of Austria’s 9 regions with a population of 1.5 million, is well on its way in the clean energy transition. Significant progress has already been made: 73 % of the electricity, 56 % of all space heating and 31 % of the primary energy come from renewables. Through significant increases in energy efficiency and renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions from buildings were reduced by 32 % in the past 10 years.
Upper Austria has a thriving clean energy sector. Already 2.3 billion Euro are invested each year in the energy transition: 40 % in renewables, 30 % in energy efficiency in buildings and 30 % in industrial energy efficiency and CHP. Sustainable energy as key factor in global competitiveness is a cornerstone of the region’s economic and industrial policy. The ambition is to achieve competitiveness and quality of life through energy decarbonisation. Fostering cooperation among key market actors along the entire value chain has resulted in the growth of a vibrant industry that successfully exports worldwide. The region’s progress in the energy transition is owed to its targeted energy policy approach, supported by the OÖ Energiesparverband.