At the beginning of the Energiewerkstatt, there was an independent energy advice centre and club evenings, educational trips and solar collector self-build courses were organised.

Over the years, the focus turned to the development and use of wind energy. The first self-built wind turbines showed the enormous potential and so the first citizen participation projects for the construction of larger, more efficient turbines in the 500 kW class also developed.

Around three and a half decades later, Energiewerkstatt is a highly specialised technical consultant that now operates internationally.

1986

1986

January 1, 1986

1986

Founding of Energiewerkstatt

1993

1993

January 1, 1993

1993

Construction of Austria’s first grid-connected wind power plant (in combination with a PV plant)

1994

1994

January 1, 1994

1994

Construction of the first citizen participation plant in Austria (VESTAS V225 kW in Marchfeld)

1996

1996

January 1, 1996

1996

Construction of the first citizen participation wind farm in Austria (2x ENERCON E40 kW in Innviertel)

1998

1998

January 1, 1998

Wind measurement programmes in Lower and Upper Austria and Burgenland

2000

2000

January 1, 2000

2000

Coordination of the Tauernwindpark research project

2003

2003

January 1, 2003

Alpine Windharvest: Interreg IIB project on the use of wind power in the Alps

2005

2005

January 1, 2005

2005

ADA Development Partnership for Wind Energy Projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2005

2005

January 6, 2005

2005

Planning, implementation and accompanying research Biogas plant Graskraft Reitbach

2006

2006

January 1, 2006

2006

Planning, implementation and accompanying research Biogas plant Graskraft Reitbach

2007

2007

January 1, 2007

2007

Coordination of the SEEWIND research project in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina

2009

2009

January 1, 2009

2009

Start of participation in the IEA research cooperation “Wind Energy in Cold Climates

2009

2009

April 1, 2009

Permit planning for a Romanian 80 MW wind farm in the Banat Mountains

2011

2011

January 1, 2011

2011

Wind Atlas and Wind Potential Study Austria

2015

2015

January 1, 2015

2015

Start of participation in the IEA research cooperation for wind LiDAR devices

2015

2015

January 4, 2015

2015

EIA approval planning for the Groß-Schweinbarth and Matzen-Kleinharras wind farms

2016

2016

January 1, 2016

2016

National research project “Ice formation on wind turbines” (R.ICE)

2020

2020

January 1, 2020

2020

Lenders Enigneering for the largest Austrian wind farm in Austria

2020

2020

April 1, 2020

2020

Generation change at the Energy Workshop