Member Country Report, Market Overview, Austria – June 1, 2021.
The Member Country Report of Austria included a market overview. The primary pillars of the report were policy-related topics, including various fields of application of heat pump technologies, the development of a mass-market segment for heat pumps, and research development and innovation. The Austrian Climate and Energy Strategy “Mission 2030” aims to use 100% renewable energy in the power sector by 2030. This ambitious objective necessitates increased renewable energy production capacities of 20-25 TWh, primarily from wind, photovoltaic, and hydropower. Heat pumps will also play a significant role in the strategy. The report shows how policymakers, heat pump manufacturers, consumers, and R&D institutions implemented specific recommendations to maximize heat pump market penetration in Austria. As a result, according to 41 Austrian heat pump producers and distributors, overall heat pump sales grew from 43,665 units in 2019 to 47,192 units in 2020. This represents an 8.1% increase. Air-to-water heat pumps are the dominant systems sold with low investment costs and easy installation. Their market scenarios to 2030 show (i) the importance of industrial heat pump research investments, (ii) the net savings on greenhouse gas emissions induced by heat pumps can be increased by a factor of 5.4 by 2030, resulting in savings of 3Mt CO2e by 2030, and, (iii) the potential for up to 3400 new jobs. In 2019, the annual R&D funding for heat pumps and cooling systems was estimated at 3,3 million Euros. Download the presentation here.

Annex 47 – Heat Pumps in District Heating and Cooling systems: Country report – Austria(2018). Download the Country report for Austria here.

Heat Pumps in Smart Grids: Market overview – Country report for Austria (2017). Download the report here

Austrian Technology and Implementation Roadmap for Heat Pumps ( Fleckl, 2017) Download the presentation here

Heat Pumps – the essential Technology for Carbon Footprint in District Heating Networks (Ochsner, 2017) Download the presentation here

Vienna, Heat Pump City of the Year (Schöfmann, 2017) Download the presentation here

DecarbHeat – an European Initiative for Decarbonisation of the Heating Sector (Nowak, 2017) Download the presentation here

The Austrian Heat Pump Market (2005). Download the presentation here.

The climate protection initiative of the federal ministry of agriculture, forestry, Environment and water management (2005). Download the presentation here.


CO2 Technology – An Overview (2005). Download the presentation here.

Energy Research in Austria (2010). Download the presentation here.

Heat Pump R&D in Austria (Monsberger, 2010). Download the presentation here

Heat Pump R&D in Austria (Rieberer & Moser, 2010). Download the presentation here. 


Industrial Drying Processes with Heat Pumps (Wilk, 2017)Download the presentation here

Austria and HPT TCP

The IEA, Austria and Heat Pumping Technologies (Halozan, 2017)Download the presentation here