There are about 26,100 wood chip-fuelled and 32,600 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.
In addition, about 17,800 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.