Wind power plant Höflein

The construction of a wind power plant in Höflein will ensure a further step towards more environmentally friendly mobility.

Windkraft in Höflein

The world's first wind power plant to produce traction current is to be built in Lower Austria. It will feed directly into the catenary, supplying the trains with wind energy directly and with low losses.

Ecological aspect

With the commissioning, the in-house generation of renewable energy will increase by about 6.75 GWh. Furthermore, the wind power plant will increase efficiency in the energy grid of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG.

The construction of the prototype wind turbine forms the basis for the construction of further wind turbines. The intention is to further increase the share of self-generated electricity from renewable sources in the railway power supply.

Facts & Figures

  • Location

    Höflein, Lower Austria

  • Status

    In planning, planned commissioning spring 2022

  • Project duration

    Approx. 1.5 years

  • Electricity

    Traction current 16.7 Hz

  • Capacity

    Maximum 3 MW

  • Technical lifetime

    About 25 years

  • Innovation

    World's first traction power wind turbine