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.


Potential for cost reduction and performance improvement for PEMFC at component and system level

10. - 11. November 2021
Graz University of Technology (online and on-site), AT

Internationally recognised experts will provide insights into the latest developments and forecasts for cost reduction and performance improvement of advanced polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC or PEMFC). The presentations will cover the entire fuel cell value chain and include interdisciplinary considerations from the component to the system level.

Save the Date: Highlights of Energy Research 2021 "Energy storage - key element to energy transition"

23. November 2021, 9:30 – 15:00
TUtheSky, Vienna

The event “Highlights of Energy Research” this year focuses on the topic “Energy storage”. Activities of the IEA Energy Storage TCP, the market analysis of energy storages in Austria as well as various research projects are presented, which cover a wide range of topics from battery development to large-scale heat storage and sector coupling.

Joint Programming Conference Smart Energy Systems (JPP SES) Conference

23. - 25. November 2021

The Joint Programming Conference Smart Energy Systems will bring together for the third time SET-Plan initiatives and funding networks in the field of energy systems and system integration.

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