About the IEA

About the IEA Research Cooperation

Until the mid 1970's energy supply policy was a side issue for the industrialized nations: all the energy services needed could be provided with the fossil sources of energy available in the market.The oil crisis in October 1973 was a turning-point in national and international energy policies - for the first time the extent of dependence on the oil-exporting countries was revealed, and the security of the supply of energy in future seemed to be in jeopardy.

As a reaction to the crisis, the International Energy Agency (IEA) was set up in 1974 as an autonomous entity within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with headquarters in Paris.

Austria is one of 16 founding members; today the IEA has 29 members (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, UK).

The IEA is committed to advising on and coordinating national energy policy in the member states.

Events

Grid-forming inverters - Validation and testing challenges

15. March 2024
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Giefinggasse 2, Wien, AT

The proposed workshop is testing-originated and presents methodologies-related research activities, entailing the design and optimization of interfacing methods that are dedicated to the robust and high-fidelity PHIL testing of GFC with soft black start capability.

Enerstock 2024 - International Conference on Energy Storage

5. − 7. June 2024
Lyon (FR)

Enerstock is a leading international conference on energy storage, addressing the latest developments in science, policies, and deployment. It is organized every three years by the IEA Energy Storage Technology Collaboration Programme and attended by hundreds of experts.

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