IEA 4E TCP-PECTA: Power Electronic Conversion Technology (Working period 2019 - 2021)

The Power Electronic Conversion Technology Annex (PECTA) is one of four Annexes of the IEA 4E TCP. PECTA shall assess the efficiency benefit of the emerging WBG technology for different relevant power electronic applications and furthermore serves as an independent knowledge platform for policy makers and all kind of parties and stakeholders that are interested in WBG.

Short Description

The overall goal of PECTA includes collecting and analysing information on new wide band gap (WBG) based power electronic devices, coordinating internationally acceptable approaches that promote WBG-based power electronics and developing greater understanding and action amongst governments and policy makers.

Specific Goals

  • Collecting and analysing information on new WBG-based power electronics as energy efficient technology.
  • Share expertise and pool resources on this energy efficient technology
  • Coordinating internationally acceptable government approaches that promote WBG-based power electronics.
  • Developing greater understanding and promote government actions that encourage the use of WBG-based power electronics.
  • Accompanying and supporting international standardization public organizations (e.g. IEC).

The annex is split into two different stages:

  • Introduction phase
  • Established phase

The following tasks are processed during these two stages:

  1. Validation of efficiency potential of different WBG applications
  2. Identification of development of a short and long-term roadmap for power devices in order to determine a global view.
  3. Engaging in international standardization activities (e.g. IEC)
  4. Outreach-oriented activities, including "Education" and "Dissemination".

Main result of the Austrian participation is the generation of knowledge in order to assess applicability of possible long-term concepts considering integration of WBG. Furthermore, the PECTA Annex may serve as independent knowledge platform, which may allow Austrian policy makers and consumers to facilitate the market adoption of this technology.


Austria (Operating Agent), Sweden, Switzerland

Contact Address

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Markus Makoschitz
Giefinggasse 2
1210 Wien