Export maximum to date exceeded by 12 percent
On May 13, 2021 a historic export peak was reached in Austria at 9.30 pm with 4,483.7 megawatt – on the basis of the current import/export plans. This means that the export peak until then (3,943 megawatt) of June 15, 2020 was exceeded by approximately 12 percent. The new record high was possible due to a combination of factors: May 13 was a public holiday – where the domestic energy consumption is traditionally lower – and there was a particularly good production from renewables on this day, mainly from hydro- and wind power. In figures: the domestic energy consumption at the time of the record export was approximately 6,350 megawatt, i.e. more than two thirds of the energy produced in Austria at this moment could be exported.