IEA Tasks & Annexe
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Carnot Batteries are an emerging technology for the inexpensive and site-independent storage of electric energy at medium to large scale (> 1.000 MWh). The technology transforms electricity into thermal energy, stores it in inexpensive media such as water or molten salt and transforms the thermal energy back to electricity as required. Carnot Batteries have the potential to solve the global storage problem of renewable electricity in a more economic and ecologic way than conventional batteries.
The IEA Experts Group (EGRD) was established by the Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT). It examines analytical approaches to energy technologies, policies, and research and development and evaluates the benefits of RTI policies. Its results and recommendations feed into IEA analysis, and enable a broad perspective of energy technology issues.
The goal of the Annex Electric Motor Systems is to raise awareness on the large savings potential in motor systems, while showing the realization method of such a path. After publishing the policy and audit guidelines for motor systems Austria leads the task „New Industrial Developments and Digitalization in Motor Systems“.
International activities for the energy supply of the future are taking place within the framework of IEA's technology cooperation. Visualisations based on a graph database show the extensive activities of the individual technology cooperation programmes (TCPs). The collaborations of countries on individual topics were made clearly visible, too.
The aim of Annex 35 is the information exchange on the status and new developments of portable fuel cell systems and comprises the development and manufacture of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) all the way through to system components such as electronic converters or gas supply units. In addition, the setup and configuration of hybridized systems and the key topics of secure operation, codes and standards are of interest.
IEA UsersTCP: “Empowering all” Gender in policy and implementation for achieving transitions to sustainable energy (Working period 2020-2022)
The Annex supports the design of a more efficient and inclusive energy system by integrating gender perspectives. Based on case studies and best practice examples, country-specific recommendations for inclusive energy policies are being elaborated.
ISGAN Annex 6 deals with the possible system-related challenges in the development of future smart grids. Austria is leading Task 4 Interaction of Transmission and Distribution Networks. The main topic in the work program relates to flexibility topologies within transmission and distribution grids. The results and analyses had been published on the one hand in a discussion paper and in condensed form in a video. Communication and dissemination activities were targeted and conducted to different stakeholder groups.
Industrial heat pumps enable the use of waste heat and increase the energy efficiency of industrial processes. The aim of this project was to provide comprehensive information on the successful application of industrial heat pumps and thus contribute to the further dissemination of this technology.
Overarching goal of IEA IETS TCP Annex 17 was to strengthen the network of the Austrian membrane and biorefinery landscape. The aim was the optimized use of lignocellulose material in biorefineries by using efficient and sustainable membrane technologies. For this purpose, emerging membrane technologies were evaluated towards applications for biomass components valorization and a guidance on integration possibilities of emerging membrane technologies was developed.
IEA Wind Task 41: Enabling Wind to Contribute to a Distributed Energy Future (Working period 2019 - 2023)
IEA Wind Task 41 aims to create framework conditions for decentralised small and medium-sized wind turbines in order to establish them as a competitive and reliable technology for decentralised energy generation. A strategic focus in the pursuit of this goal is the revision of the IEC standard for wind turbines, taking into account the latest research results.
IEA-PVPS Task 13: Performance, Operation and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems (Working period 2018 - 2021)
The IEA Task 13 develops independent, internationally valid analyses and recommendations for the operation and reliability of PV systems and their components. The continuation of the Austrian participation ensures the flow of information back to the Austrian photovoltaic industry through international cooperation and strengthens Austria as a location for innovation and production.
IEA PVPS Task 14: Solar PV in the 100% Renewable Energy Source based Power System (working period 2018 - 2022)
IEA PVPS Task 14 aims to enhance the international collaborative efforts defining the technical base for photovoltaic solar energy as a cornerstone in the future 100% renewable energy source based electric power system.
The overall objective of the project is the advancement of fuel cells in transportation applications. To ensure a comprehensive penetration of the automotive market, the focus will be laid on the cost-reduction potential of fuel cell components and systems including hydrogen storage, the hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell vehicles in public transportation as well as fuel cell powered utility vehicles.
Within the framework of the IEA IETS Annex 15 (Phase 3), potentials for the use of waste heat as well as technologies for its integration are collected, bundled and processed through contributions from national research activities. The contributions of the Austrian consortium included technology development and integration concepts of heat pump and energy storage systems, risk analysis in the implementation of waste heat projects, and work on operation optimization and design of hybrid energy systems.
The aim of the project was to investigate the current situation in the area of refrigerants with a low global warming potential ("low-GWP"). The focus of the national project lies on the current refrigerant application situation and on an outlook until 2030 on the availability of components and systems.
Automation applications for load shifting, also in the homes of end customers, will play an important role in the current transformation process of the energy system. The project “Social License to Automate” examined the question, which aspects are important for the success of these innovations and technologies, and under which circumstances end users are prepared to accept or reject energy-related automation processes.
By 2030, the number of network-connected electronic devices worldwide is expected to exceed 100 billion, resulting in significant consequences for global energy consumption. The IEA 4E Electronic Devices and Networks Annex - EDNA therefore aims to develop policy recommendations to promote the energy efficiency of network-connected devices, and make those project results available to key stakeholders such as policy makers and product developers in the form of reports, policy briefs and tools.
IEA HPT Annex 55: Comfort and Climate Box – Speeding up market development for integrating heat pumps and storage packages
In the IEA HPT Annex 55, heat pumps with integrated thermal/electrical storage systems for existing buildings that are as close to the market as possible were developed. Furthermore, measures to accelerate market development have been worked out.
The future energy system will be strongly characterized by decentralized and renewable power generation. The use of fuel cells (FCs) can contribute to energy and environmental policy objectives. This project investigated whether a market transition from successful international demonstration plants to commercial plants is possible. The potential applications of fuel cells in the building sector and across energy communities and climate-neutral neighbourhoods were investigated.
The main objective of this working group of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) is to provide all relevant stakeholders with access to detailed information on the current status of smart grid pilot and demonstration projects.