There are about 25,500 wood chip-fuelled and 31,300 pellet-fuelled heating systems installed in the region. This represents more than a quarter of Austria's installed small automatic heating plants (central heating, < 100 kW), making Upper Austria the leading region in Austria for this modern heating technology.
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In addition, about 17,300 modern automatic firewood systems are installed in Upper Austria. As for large scale biomass systems (> 100 kW and communal facilities), there are over 2,600 projects including more than 350 local district heating projects in the region. Several existing plants were expanded.