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

14th International Summer School on Advanced Studies of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

29. August - 6. September 2022
Hybrid Event (online and face to face), Graz, AT

This course covers research topics in the fields of hydrogen production, basic electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics as well as the design and development of the complete fuel cell systems. The goals of the course are to provide the necessary background to the students and to make them more aware of the need to work closely with colleagues from different fields such as the natural sciences and engineering departments in order to develop and implement this technology.

5th Expert Meeting of IEA ES Task 39 - Large Thermal Energy Storages for District Heating

15. - 16. September 2022
Hjulmagervej 55 - 9000 Aalborg - Denmark, Aalborg, DK

The content of the two-day event includes expert discussions, workshops and project presentations on large-scale thermal energy storage systems.

17th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2022)

20. - 22. September 2022
Düsseldorf, DE

IRES is the world's largest refereed science and technology conference in renewable energy provides a comprehensive scientific treatment of energy storage technologies that can enable the global transition towards the decarbonisation of economies through ubiquitous renewable energy systems. The conference program encompasses all storage technologies in their context, and welcomes case studies, applications, country scenarios, trend analyses, and barriers to be overcome for the transition process.

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