IEA Tasks & Annexe
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Excess heat recovery plays a crucial role in reducing emissions in industry. Through strategic planning and efficient process integration, companies can improve their energy efficiency and significantly reduce their carbon footprint. Task XV facilitates the international exchange of experience and knowledge between different companies. This identifies best practices to promote the implementation of energy-efficient technologies in industry.
Photovoltaics (PV) is a renewable energy source that is an important technology for the energy transition. For this reason, or rather despite this, it is important to consider sustainability aspects in PV as well. End-of-life solutions in particular play an important role, as a strong increase in the number of end-of-life modules is expected in the coming years. Well-functioning recycling methods, repair possibilities or reuse options are of great importance. In this project, these existing methods and capacities in Austria are being researched and published in reports and workshops.
IEA 4E EDNA: Efficient Demand-flexible Networks and Appliances Platform (Working period 2024 - 2027)
The IEA 4E EDNA Platform aims to recommend measures to promote the energy efficiency of network connected devices, and to make them available to key stakeholders such as policy makers and product developers in the form of reports, policy briefs and tools. In various tasks the opportunities and the barriers for the promotion of energy efficiency measures are researched and analyzed. On this basis ENDA recommendations should support the design of regulations for energy efficient network connected devices.
IEA ISGAN Working Group 7: Smart grids transitions of the institutional change (Working period 2023-2026)
The aim of ISGAN Working Group 7 is to bundle international experiences and interdisciplinary research activities on smart grids, process them and make them usable for policy makers and regulators. These include social, economic and humanities research on the institutional framework conditions of the transition, in particular on governance issues, as well as the development of processes for the broad participation of relevant social groups in smart grid transition processes.
Photovoltaics in general, and thus also the integration of photovoltaics into buildings (BIPV), represents a key component in the energy system of the future. The issues of land consumption for PV and dual use are now making BIPV increasingly important. Solutions for photovoltaics integrated into the building envelope are therefore increasingly becoming the focus of the construction industry.
As the number of electric vehicles increases, so does the need for safety. The project is creating an overview of fire safety standards for electric vehicles and networking relevant stakeholders. Challenges are discussed and experiences exchanged in national and international expert workshops. The focus is on promoting the safety of electric vehicles and increasing their acceptance.
Due to the increasing pressure to replace fossil fuels with alternatives, the demand for renewable hydrogen supplies is also increasing. In this project, the state of the art of various established and innovative production paths will be collected, processed and then made available to the public.
IEA EBC Annex 89 focuses on the pathways and actions needed by various stakeholders and decision-makers to implement whole life cycle based net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from buildings in policy and practice. Annex 89 will support key stakeholders and decision-makers in developing and implementing effective Paris-goal compatible schemes and solutions to achieve NetZ-WLC buildings at multiple scales.
IEA PVPS Task 13 engages in focusing the international collaboration in improving the reliability of photovoltaic systems and subsystems by collecting, analyzing and disseminating information on their technical performance and durability, providing a basis for their technical assessment, and developing practical recommendations for improving their electrical and economic output in different climatic regions.
IEA ES Task 44: Power-to-Heat and Heat integrated Carnot Batteries for Zero-Carbon (industrial) heat and Power supply
The rise of renewable energy causes fluctuating energy production. The electrification of heat supply further challenges the electricity grid. Coupling electricity and heating with thermal storage helps to strengthen grid resilience and ensures stable energy supply. This project identifies and evaluates heat-integrated Carnot battery concepts to store thermal and electrical energy and supply electricity and thermal energy on demand.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is considered a key technology for optimising the overall energy performance of buildings. The project lays the foundations for OpenBIM tools to include the assessment and optimisation of the energy efficiency of buildings in the future, for Open BIM processes and data models to be increasingly harmonised and standardised, and thus for smaller construction companies to have the opportunity to work on complex BIM projects in the future.
IEA FBC Technology Collaboration Programme Fluidized Bed Conversion (Working Period 2024-2026): "IEA Green FBC"
The goal is to further expand and deepen the international cooperation of IEA fluidized bed technology both globally and nationally with regards to green technologies and to continue the successful course towards a most climate-friendly, sustainable and low-pollutant heat and power production using fluidized bed technology. All stakeholders are included and work closely together on a national and global level.
New bans on chemicals and the revision of the so-called F-Gas Regulation pose new challenges for the heat pump and refrigeration industry. In this project, new knowledge regarding the safe future use of flammable refrigerants in heat pump and refrigeration systems up to 50 kW for room temperature control and hot water preparation is being developed and made available to the relevant target groups.
In the ISGAN Communication Working Group results, best practices and findings of the TCP ISGAN are processed in different communication products and communicated to the stakeholders.
Biorefineries are essential for the transition from petroleum- to a biobased industry. The use of biomass as raw material for recyclable materials, chemicals and energy sources is essential and requires efficient and sustainable production processes. This project aims to strengthen national and international know-how transfer between research and development for membrane-based processes in biorefineries. The focus is on application, improvement and innovation in all aspects of membrane distillation.
IEA DHC Annex TS7: Industry-DHC Symbiosis - A systemic approach for highly integrated industrial and thermal energy systems
Renewable and excess heat sources are currently representing nearly a third of the energy supply used in the DHC sector. Excess heat has the potential to further grow to become an important part of the energy puzzle. Up to 25% of district heating could be covered by industrial excess heat and more than 10 % of the EU's total energy demand for heating and hot water could be covered by heat from data centres, metro stations, service sector buildings, and waste-water treatment plants.
IEA ISGAN Working Group 6 addresses the challenges in the overall system of transmission and distribution networks for electricity. The results will improve the understanding of the impact of smart grid technologies on the overall system performance, transmission capacities and operational management of public electricity supply systems. In the project years 2022-2023, international pilot projects on flexibility use and the necessary interaction of transmission and distribution grid operators will be summarised and conclusions drawn.
Biorefineries producing a portfolio of biobased products or bioenergy are the backbone of the growing bioeconomy. IEA IETS Task 11 aims to minimize greenhouse gas emissions to net zero along different biorefinery pathways. Tools and methodologies for increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies are to be summarized and disseminated to relevant target groups.
IEA UsersTCP Empowering all: Gender in policy and implementation for achieving transitions to sustainable energy (Working period 2022-2024)
Previous work in the Task suggests that countries with higher income levels pay little attention to inclusive energy (-technology) use and its implications. Therefore, this project focuses on obtaining more data on the gender aspects of energy users through a survey, developing guidelines on inclusive technology development, and communicating the overall research results with interested stakeholders.
The task focus is on the analyses of decentralized hydrogen concepts in climate-neutral neighborhoods or renewable energy communities. Based on decentralized hydrogen energy concepts and in combination with electrolysers and hydrogen storage systems, stationary fuel cells will improve self-consumption rates of the renewable energy sources produced on site. Furthermore, the grid consumption of electrical energy will be reduced and the resilience of the energy system will be increased.